Health Minute: STD Awareness Month

Apr 6, 2021

WPSU’s Health Minute is a collaboration with Penn State’s College of Nursing.

April is STD Awareness Month. Some of the most common sexually transmitted diseases include chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.

One in 5 Americans have an STD. Teens and young adults account for nearly half of new cases each year. STDs can cause health issues, including infertility and cancer, but all STDs can be prevented and treated. Most can be cured.

The Infectious Disease Society of America encourages people to “Talk. Test. Treat.” This means: TALK to your sexual partners and healthcare providers; TEST regularly for STDs; and, if you test positive, follow medical advice and complete all TREATment.

For more information, visit cdc.gov/std.

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