Did you know that more than half of all people will have a Sexually Transmitted Disease /Sexually Transmitted Infection (STD/STI) at some point in their lifetime, and that currently the estimated total number of people living in the US with a viral STD/STI is over 65 million? STDs and STIs have become more, and more widespread over the past 10 years. Unfortunately, routine screening programs are not widespread, and social stigma and lack of public awareness concerning STDs/STIs often inhibits frank discussion between health care providers and patients about STD/STI risk and the need for testing. The links below provide information about STDs and STIs to help educate and inform.
Here is a great website for teens who want to educate themselves about the risk of STDs and STIs, and what preventative measure they should take to ensure a safety and health. http://kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/stds/std.html
One of the webs most informative STD/STI sites, stdresource.com offers everything from information on how to protect yourself to facts and misconceptions about the numerous STDs and STIs that are out there. http://www.stdresource.com/
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides a comprehensive database of STD symptoms, treatments and preventative measures. http://www.cdc.gov/STD/
The American Social Health Association website has a wonderful database of STD and STI information. Providing both support for those who have been affected and those who want to learn more about how to protect themselves. http://www.ashastd.org/