on Sexually Transmitted Infections
Ryan Hicks, Staff, Wisconsin HIV/STD/Hepatitis
C Information & Referral Center
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.
Facts and Information (CDC)
Details on specific STDs
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.
The American Social Health Association provides information
on sexual health, STDs, testing, statistics and condom use.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
More Information Call: 1-800-334-2437