Complete abstinence is defined as avoiding all types of intimate genital contact (including anal and oral intercourse). Consistent abstinence involves the practice of abstinence all the time. Some STDs spread through intimate skin-to-skin contact without actual penetration (for example, genital warts and herpes can be spread this way). Avoiding all types of intimate genital contact can thus prevent STDs. Abstinence does not prevent AIDS and Hepatitis B infections that spread via nonsexual activities like using contaminated needles for doing drugs, tattooing, or taking steroids.
During Fall finals week, PATCH collaborated with RHA to relieve SMC of some of their "finals stress". The Stress Management Fair provided students with FREE massages, art & green therapy, play time with pets from Paw Pals, brain food & study tools! If you missed the Fall Fair, be sure to keep a look out for the Spring Stress Management Fair. You deserve a break and PATCH wanted to provide healthy outlets for stress relief. Take a look at the event's activities!
To help kick off the Holiday season, PATCH put up a Promise Tree in Oliver Hall to encourage students to get involved in making healthy choices for the New Year! The ornaments will be up throughout the month of December to remind yourself and your peers about your holiday promises to be safe and ring in the new year with healthy resolutions.