Health and Wellness

It is extremely important to know how to take care of your sexual health to prevent negative outcomes that can affect you in the future. We would like to provide you with information necessary to help you make good choices with respect to  your sexual health.


Here is our latest workshop done by Hannah Quigg, NP our Nurse Practitioner on campus

 NMT World Aids Day Talk

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                     Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections spread from one person to another by sexual contact. It is necessary that people who are sexually active get checked often to make sure that they have not contracted a disease that can harm their body in the long run. Although a lot of these sexually transmitted diseases have cures, most times symptoms are nonexistent making the risk of spreading to another person even greater. If you or someone you know is dealing with this issue, contact your health care provider or the free student health center. Information on each type of sexually transmitted disease is provided below.

Student Health Center 

Below is a brief overview of STD testing recommendations. STD screening information for healthcare providers can be found here.

Sexual Health Services FAQs

 Q: Does the NMT Student Health Center Screen for STDs?

 A: Yes, the NMT student health center does screen for STDs. This does not
      always require an invasive genital swab. Comprehensive STD screening can            be completed with a urine sample and a blood sample.

 Q: Does the student health center treat STDs?

A: Yes, the NMT student health center is staffed with Nurse Practitioners who
     can diagnose and treat sexually transmitted infections.

Q: Does the student health center have free condoms?

A: Yes, please call and we can arrange for pick-up of free condoms.

Q: How can I make an appointment for STD screening?

A: Please call 575-835-5094 or visit the health center webpage hereAll sexual           health consults and STD screening requires an appointment with the student             health center.

Q: Are services at the health center confidential?

A: Yes, the care provided at the student health center is confidential. Some
     STDs are considered mandatory reportable diseases and positive results
     and treatment summaries are released to the state of New Mexico by law.

Q: What is the best way to avoid contracting a sexually transmitted disease?

A: The only way to ensure you don't contract an STD is by not having vaginal,                             anal, or oral sex. If you are sexually active, it is important you use condoms                               correctly each time you have sex, and make sure you and your partner                                     get tested frequently. 

Q: How often or how early should I start getting tested?

A:  Everyone should start seeing their provider as soon as they become sexually                                   active. 

Sexual Health Links

  1. CDC Sexual Health Home Page: Click here
  2. CDC STD Home Page: Click here
  3. STD Risk with Oral Sex: Click here
  4. CDC STD Screening Recommendations: Click here
  5. Health Risks, Prevention, Treatment & Help Click here

 What about birth control and STDs?

Make sure your adolescent knows that even if they are using another type of birth control, they should use a condom every time they have sex. This reduces the risk for HIV and most other STDs. Birth control such as the IUD, implant, pill, patch, ring, or shot provides effective pregnancy prevention, but it does not protect against HIV and other STDs. Condoms can reduce the risk to both partners for most STDs, including HIV, as well as the risk for pregnancy. Getting tested for STDs is also important.

 How should you choose a birth control method?

Information from healthcare providers can help you decide which birth control method is right for you. It is important to consider: