Increase in STIs at Sam Houston State

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise at Sam Houston State University. Officials said more students are testing positive for chlamydia and gonorrhea, but don't call it an outbreak.

"We just want the campus to know that this is not an outbreak of any kind," Student Health Center Programming Coordinator Megan Richardson said, "We just found out what our numbers are, and we just want to make sure we're providing the resources necessary for students to get treated."

The campus is holding a "Get Yourself Test" clinic Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free HIV and Syphilis testing will be available.

It's important to get tested often, and never put off seeing a doctor if something doesn't feel right.