73° F
Scattered Clouds
Scattered Clouds

Planned Parenthood promoting free STI testing

Published On: Apr 09 2013 09:58:25 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 10 2013 07:28:52 AM CDT

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is promoting “Get Yourself Tested,” a campaign during April to encourage people under 25 to test themselves for sexually transmitted diseases.

Planned Parenthood will offer free STD testing at clinics around the state until the end of the month. The organization said normally it offers STD testing at a low cost.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that there are 20 million new infections each year, and half are among the age group under 25.

Planned Parenthood tested 332,000 men and women last year, according to a news release.

The organization plans additional outreach activities during April. Individuals can contact educators with sexual health questions via text. Texting “safersex” to 69866 will open a channel for questions.

Additional information on the program and sexual health information is available at

  • iOS 8

    From Apple

    Best new Apple iOS 8 features

    Apple's iOS 8 is here, and it's packed with slick new features. Take a look at some of the best changes to the latest version of the popular mobile operating system.

  • Testing for Ebola

    REUTERS/Misha Hussain

    Common myths about Ebola

    At least eight Ebola aid workers and journalists were reportedly murdered in a remote village in Guinea in a brutal example of growing distrust locals have of foreigners coming to help stem the mushrooming health crisis. Take a look at common myths about the deadly virus.

  • Police lights file 2

    Ridiculous 911 calls

    Have you ever considered calling 911 because of a massive spider in your house? How about because a McDonald's employee got your order wrong? Take a look at some of the strangest reasons people have recently called 911.


    Events calendar

    Looking for something to do? Visit Channel 3000's events section featuring dining, food, music and family-friendly events throughout Madison and the surrounding area.

  • Get your weather app and WISC-TV3 deliver local forecasts, live radar, school closings and alerts for Madison and South Central Wisconsin to iOS or Android devices.

  • Learn more about WISC-TV

    Meet the News 3 staff, learn about our newscasts, search our job postings and find out how to contact us.