Archive for March, 2012
Next month will be STD Awareness Month across the country. The CDC website for STD Awareness has access materials, education tools, and information to help you support STD awareness and prevention events.
SameDaySTDTesting reminds everybody to get STD tested, especially young adults. All females that are sexually active and are under 26 should be tested annually for Chlamydia. Also half of all new STD cases are among people aged 14-24 years old.
Many sexually transmitted diseases do not show any symptoms and that is why it is important for individuals to be aware. The only way to know that you have not contracted a STD is to get tested.
Learn how you can be greater than AIDS at WE>AIDS website. The Greater Than AIDS movement is responding to the AIDS crisis and specifically focusing on the epidemic among Black Americans. The aim is to increase the public’s awareness and understanding of HIV/AIDS through a national campaign.
They have a powerful message and help from many celebrities and local health departments.
STD and HIV awareness events are important to stopping the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Many awareness days and months span the entire year.
This is a list of the main STD and HIV awareness days and when they occur.
STD Awareness Month
National HIV Testing Day
National Women adn Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
World Aids Day
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Sexually active young women are not getting tested for chlamydia. This overlooked problem can lead to more serious health concerns later down the road including infertility.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a new freshly released survey found that 38% of sexually active women and girls were screened for chlamydia in the year prior to taking the survey.
Preventive screening for chlamydia is important because the infection will often show no signs or symptoms in men and women.
On top of this news it is also being reported by the CDC that only a small fraction of men and women get the follow-up test once they have tested positive for a chlamydia infection.
Complications from untreated chlamydia:
- chronic pelvic pain
- ectopic pregnancies
Guild and scare tactics are used extensively throughout the collection. Some of the facts used in these posters are very far stretches of the truth.
If you were to believe a lot of these posters you would be to scared to even think of having sex.