If enacted, CDC would no longer be able to fund STD
prevention programs in all states, territories, or directly funded cities, thereby decimating the nation's ability to fight a raging STD
epidemic and the ability to fight drug-resistant gonorrhea in the US.
For local health departments only, the delivery of HIV services by STD
programs was examined by jurisdiction size (Table 2).
Take this opportunity during STD
Awareness Month to educate yourself, or to encourage a young person in your life to get tested and learn about prevention.
23-26] In the present study, more than 95% of participants thought that STD
knowledge should be taught in schools.
When used correctly, latex condoms Can greatly reduce your risk of acquiring an STD
There has been a big increase in genital warts and herpes and other STDs
, some of which can lead to infertility.
Nearly a quarter of participants said that they feel embarrassed about talking with a health care provider about STD
testing (23%) and that talking with a health care provider about STD
testing is difficult (22%).
Given the limitations of previous research, the objective of this study was to examine, among a household sample of sexually active adolescents, the relationship between STD
-related stigma, STD
-related shame and the receipt of an STD
test in the past year.
She has revealed that the study involved an examination of the sexual activities, partner characteristics and STD
diagnoses of 412 subjects between the ages of 15 and 24.
The survey also showed sharp racial differences in STD
prevalence, with black teens more than twice as likely as whites to have at least one STD
Compared with many other populations at risk for STDs
, MSM are more likely to be diagnosed by providers, rather than by public STD
We thank Elaine Sharer, who facilitated scheduling and delivery of the Philadelphia Museum of Art tour for attendees of the 2003 National STD
Prevention Conference; Holly Frisbee, who assisted in sharing the images of the art work in this article; and Robert Johnson, for thoughtful discussions on the links between art and science.