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Public Education Partnerships: MTV: Get Yourself Tested: Programming



Special Programming


MTV’s Top 10 Most Outragous Sex Myths
MTV develeoped a half-hour special that sets the record straight on many of the most common myths about STDs and other sexual health issues. This countdown features artists such as Ludacris, Travie McCoy, Michael B. Jordan, and Tinsel Korey as well as talent from MTV shows including Vinny from the Jersey Shore and Maci, Amber and Catelynn from Teen Mom. To order a free copy of MTV’s Top 10 Most Outrageous Sex Myths, please email
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MTV News
MTV News Correspondent Sway Calloway went inside a New York City college to talk to students about STD testing. The segment explores who is getting tested, who isn’t, the reasons why young people don’t get tested, and tips for talking to doctors and partners about STD testing.

mtvU Dean’s List
A freshman at the University of Hartford hosted a new episode of mtvU’s Dean’s List. The audience followed Kayla as she hosted the music countdown, got tested and talked to young people about the importance of GYT in college today.
Watch mtvU’s Dean’s List with Kayla

MTV’s “How To” Show
Iyaz, Keri Hilson and Debi Nova explore “how to talk to your partner about testing” and “how to ask your doctor to be tested” in a short-form segment.
Watch Iyaz: How to Ask Your Doctor to Test You for STDs
Watch Keri Hilson: How to Talk to Your Partner About Testing

Watch Debi Nova: How to Talk to Your Partner About Testing


Pedro: The Movie
The April 1st world premiere of PEDRO, an MTV film from Dustin Lance Black, the Academy Award-winning writer of Milk, kicked off the GYT campaign. Throughout the month, MTV continued to air PEDRO and integrate the campaign throughout.
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MTV News Pieces
MTV News aired a special segment following the premier of Pedro all about the importance of STD testing. In the peice, MTV TR3s’ Carlos Santos took the audience through the steps of getting tested for STDs including HIV/AIDS. The piece spliced in cameos of popular celebrities, Soulja Boy, Perez Hilton, Joy Bryant and Joanna Garcia, sharing suprising facts about STDs and encouraging young people to GYT.
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