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Resources on Sexually Transmitted Infections
Ryan Hicks, Staff, Wisconsin HIV/STD/Hepatitis C Information & Referral Center

April 2011

April is National STD Awareness Month, an annual observance to raise awareness about the impact of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and the importance of discussing sexual health with healthcare providers and partners. Below you will find a selection of STD information, statistics, prevention and outreach resources.

STD Facts and Information (CDC)
Details on specific STDs

http://www.cdc.gov/std/

 

 

National STD Awareness Month:

CDC/NPIN STD Awareness Resource Site
http://www.cdcnpin.org/stdawareness/

CDC
http://www.cdc.gov/Features/STDAwareness/

 

 

The Wisconsin HIV, STD and Hepatitis C Information & Referral Center:

STD Overview
http://www.irc-wisconsin.org/stdoverview.htm

Chlamydia
http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/communicable/factsheets/Chlamydia.htm

Gonorrhea
http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/communicable/factsheets/Gonorrhea.htm

Herpes
http://www.irc-wisconsin.org/herpes.htm

Syphilis
http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/communicable/factsheets/syphilis.htm

HPV
http://www.irc-wisconsin.org/hpv.htm

Information Resources on HPV, Cervical Cancer, and the HPV Vaccine
http://www.irc-wisconsin.org/HPV%20Resources.htm

Wisconsin Department of Health Services
The State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services Sexually Transmitted Disease control section has information on disease surveillance, monitoring of statistical trends, reportable STDs, and STD fact sheets.

http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/communicable/STD/INDEX.HTM

ASHA
The American Social Health Association provides information on sexual health, STDs, testing, statistics and condom use.
http://www.ashastd.org/

Get Yourself Tested (GYT)
The Get Yourself Tested campaign was developed to inform young people about STDs, encourage and normalize testing for STDs, and connect young people to testing centers. The Get Yourself Tested campaign is a partnership between MTV, the Kaiser Family Foundation, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention supporting National STD Awareness Month.
http://www.itsyoursexlife.com/gyt/

GYT Provider Resources
The GYT Provider website offers resources for healthcare providers to help them better serve their teen and young adult patients.The site features quick STD reference guides and charts, resources for talking to patients about sexual history and STD testing, training resources, and GYT materials for their clinics.
http://www.itsyoursexlife.com/toolkit/providers?utm_source=provider

Planned Parenthood Federation of America
The Planned Parenthood website offers information on sexually transmitted diseases and infections and safer sex practices. Facts, information for parents and kids, and frequently asked questions & answers are provided.
http://www.plannedparenthood.org

Advocates for Youth
Advocates for Youth provides information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and the media. The organization promotes honest, accurate sex education, helps parents talk openly to their children, and encourages policy makers to craft policies based on the research highlighting effective programs.
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org

Coalition for Positive Sexuality
This site offers teens a positive outlook regarding sexual orientation and related sexual activities. Facts for teens, using "their" language, make this a compatible site for teens and for adults. Printed material and chatrooms are available.s.
http://www.positive.org

I Wanna Know
Operated by the American Social Health Association (ASHA), iwannaknow.org provides answers to questions about teen sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases. Sections on this site cover STD basics, frequently asked questions, prevention and abstinence, puberty, and more; includes a glossary, a parent's guide, and links.
http://www.iwannaknow.org

 

To find STD-related services near you, call the Wisconsin HIV/STD/Hepatitis C Information & Referral Center at (800) 334-2437. For STD-related services outside of Wisconsin, call CDC Info at (800) 232-4636.

 

For More Information Call: 1-800-334-2437

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