The Know Your Status Tour (KYST) is geared towards educating college students on the importance of safe sex, taking the proper precautions to avoid contraction of STDs, and if already infected, how to combat and live a normal day to day life with their disease.
Created and sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), we provide cutting edge medical care and outreach to all those who are incapable of getting treatment for themselves. This tour will explain to the college generation, the importance of knowing their status, available resources, and a dialogue created specifically on the importance of sexual health and safer sex practices.
KYST kicked off its 2017 dates on Wednesday, April 12th at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, Florida. The Atlanta University Center is the second stop on the tour and will be followed by Texas Southern University in Houston, TX on Wednesday, April 26th. Chris Grace, founder of AHF’s KYST initiative, creatively meshed the worlds of social impact with sexual education on the tour by selecting respected influencers to create an environment of comfort and familiarization who will encourage open dialogue.
“Each year, 12 million young people contract an STI and there is an undeniable urgency to target safer sex messages that are interactive, engaging, and relevant to their lives and experiences. With the Know Your Status Tour, we are doing our part to educate our youth on the importance of being tested regularly for STIs and help them form good sexual health habits that they can take with them long into adulthood,” Grace explains.
The tour will feature celebrity panel discussions, breakout discussions, specialized school activities, social media pledges and musical performances by influential artists Jacquees, Kent Jones and Ari Lennox. Students who participate in STD and HIV testing will receive a custom t-shirt and be eligible to win prizes including: 1) $5,000 student scholarship, 2) Pimp My Dorm Room for participating schools, and 3) tablet giveaway for each campus.
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Florida A&M University - Lee Hall Auditorium
Tallahassee, FLMore Info - Student Health Services
CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY - The Juanita Powell Baranco Room
Atlanta, GAMore Info - Student Health Services
Texas Southern University - Granville M Sawyer Auditorium
Houston, TXMore Info - Student Health Services