MTSU’s annual ‘Tunnel of Love’ promotes knowledge ...

MTSU’s annual ‘Tunnel of Love’ promotes knowledge for good sexual health

The MTSU community will have an opportunity this month to learn more about the dark consequences of unprotected sex.

A sign points to MTSU’s annual “Tunnel of Love” sexual health information event in this 2015 file photo from the Department of Health and Human Performance. The 2017 “Tunnel of Love” is set Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the MTSU Student Union. (Photo submitted)

The Department of Health and Human Performance will sponsor the 15th annual “Tunnel of Love” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the Student Union Ballroom.

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“This event informs students about how sexually transmitted infections are spread and how they can protect themselves,” said Casie Higginbotham, a lecturer in the department.

“There will be many community agencies on site providing additional support and information.”

Free HIV testing will be available for students, faculty and staff in Room 210 of the Student Union. The test requires a mouth swab. Those wishing to be tested shouldn’t eat, drink or smoke for a minimum of 30 minutes before the screening.

Casie Higginbotham

Participating organizations include the Tennessee Department of Health, the Rutherford County Health Department, Nashville Cares, Agape Adoption Services, Planned Parenthood of Middle Tennessee, Portico, the Sexual Assault Center, MTSU Health Services and the MTSU Raider Health Corps.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Higginbotham at 615-904-8274 or

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