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HELP THE CDC FIGHT MENINGITIs, GET $5

SEXUAL ASSAULT SUPPORT GROUP

FREE HIV TESTING AT HEALTH SERVICES

 

HELP THE CDC FIGHT MENINGITIS, GET $5

There is a very important study on campus this week. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the RI Department of Health will be collecting samples (oral swabs) from undergraduates as part of a voluntary research study. Brown University is participating in this study to inform public health officials about the carrier rates at universities like Brown, where there have been no cases of meningitis, and compare findings with other universities where outbreaks have occurred. Undergraduate students who are at least 18 years of age can volunteer to participate in this study.

All participants will receive a $5 Amazon gift card. Get swabbed!

11-7 on March 2, 3, 5 (Mon, Tues, Thurs), Sharpe Refectory, Chancellor’s Dining Room
11-7, March 2-5 (Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs), Campus Center, Lower Lobby

Read the Morning Mail announcement to learn more.

SEXUAL ASSAULT SUPPORT GROUP

Empowerment, Health, and Healing: A Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Assault and/or Relationship Abuse
Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 pm starting February 26th
Counseling and Psychological Services, Conference Room JWW 516

This is a weekly support group for survivors of sexual assault and relationship abuse and is open to all genders. We will explore challenges of healing from sexual assault and/or relationship abuse and identify specific self-care strategies to promote empowerment and healing. Each week, we will focus on a specific self-care strategy that we will discuss and practice as a group.  Topics will include reclaiming safety, responding to triggers, developing healthy coping skills, setting healthy boundaries, reclaiming sexuality, and creating healthy relationships with yourself and others. There is no pre-screening required for this group. You are welcome to attend at any time this semester. 

Please call 401.863-3476 or e-mail Bita Shooshani or Laura Sobik with questions or to find out more about this group.

DROP IN FOR FREE HIV TESTING AT HEALTH SERVICES

Free, confidential, walk-in HIV testing is available at Health Services, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. No appointment needed.

Free HIV testing at Health Services is also always available by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call 401.863-3953.

Health Services uses OraQuick testing, a rapid screening test offering results in about 20 minutes. No blood draw is needed. OraQuick uses an oral swab. OraQuick tests for the presence of HIV antibodies. OraQuick accuracy is 95% at 3 months and 99% at 6 months post encounter.