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ARISE Assault and Rape Information, Support and Education

After 72 Hours (4+ Days)

 
 

Know that:

  • You are not alone.
  • It is not your fault.
  • You have choices and help is available.
  • Gender is NOT an issue; it can happen to anyone.
  • Information is confidential.

Medical Care

  • Student Health Services offers low cost STD testing and medication. They do not gather evidence. Injuries will be cleaned and dressed.
  • ACT (Abuse, Counseling and Treatment Center) offers care, evidence gathering (when appropriate), counseling and STD/pregnancy testing/prevention at NO COST.
  • Preventive medicine may be offered for certain STDs and Plan B is offered for pregnancy prevention.
  • Tests are taken for pregnancy, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Severe physical injuries should go right to the nearest hospital emergency department

Counseling

 

After the incident

  • Further STD testing will be advised for a later time as well. Certain tests take various amounts of time to react as a positive result. The pregnancy test may also be repeated.
  • Continue counseling for as long as you would like; this will vary from person to person.
  • Know that you are a valued individual!