— By Lauren Grillo
So far on Season 2, we’ve seen the “Girl Code” ladies tackle all sorts of everyday topics, from makeup application to texting etiquette. But tonight’s episode will take on the more serious subject of getting tested. In honor of World Aids Day, the “Girl Code” cast is calling on their fans to get tested in collaboration with MTV’s GYT (Get Yourself Tested) campaign.
One in two people having sex will get an STD before they turn 25, and most won’t even know it. It doesn’t have to be this way, and that’s why the comediennes are doing their due diligence to debunk some of the crazy myths and misconceptions out there. In a series of short sketches airing on the show, the cast members will resort to some, er, unconventional methods to see if they have an STD. Check out our two favorites below, which feature a clueless Alice Wetterlund consulting a “paper wizard” for guidance, and Nicole Byer and Shalyah Evans flipping a coin for answers to their health concerns. Spoiler: Their questions go unanswered.
Origami and loose change can’t help you (most STDs show no symptoms!), but luckily, getting tested is fast, easy and painless. It’s also the only way to know if you have an STD, including HIV. The good news: All STDs (yes, including HIV) are treatable, and many are curable. The most important thing is to talk openly and honestly with your special someone about your status and to consistently use protection. You can find your local testing center on GYTnow.org.
Check out the PSAs, and to see more of them, make sure to tune in to “Girl Code” tonight at 10/9c.