Transmitted Disease Resources
The Alan Guttmacher Institute
The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) is a nonprofit organization
focused on sexual and reproductive health research, policy
analysis and public education. The Institute's mission is
to protect the reproductive choices of all women and men in
the United States and throughout the world. Its website offers
information in regard to sexual behavior and relationships,
reproduction and family formation, prevention issues and news
on youth and STD/HIV studies.
Social Health Association (ASHA)
ASHA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention
and elimination of STDs. The ASHA web site offers updated
STD information, an online catalog of ASHA publications, links,
news items, and hotline information.
Information - Division of Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
The Division of Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
(DMID) of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious
Diseases (NIAID) has an area of research dedicated to sexually
transmitted diseases. This site not only offers information
on their research plans & priorities, but also offers
general information and convenient fact sheets on each STD,
news reports, articles, and STD conference proceedings.
- Sexually Transmitted Disease Information
The STD section of MEDLINEplus offers the latest news
and health information on sexually transmitted diseases. Topics
on this site include: general information and overview, clinical
trials and research, coping with disease, prevention and screening,
and specifics on certain STDs and AIDS. Resources also are
available for teenagers and Spanish-speaking individuals.
Parenthood Federation of America
Planned Parenthood is a national organization that provides
health care services and educational programs in locations
across the country. Their national 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.
Parenthood of Wisconsin
PPWI's website has an on-line searchable database, providing
links and resources to information on reproductive health,
HIV/AIDS, and STDs. They also provide a list of all the Planned
Parenthood office locations in Wisconsin, along with information
including services provided, address, and hours of operation
for each site.
Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)
SIECUS is a national, nonprofit organization which affirms
that sexuality is a natural and healthy part of living. SIECUS
develops, collects, and disseminates information, promotes
comprehensive education about sexuality, and advocates the
right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices.
InSpot is an anonymous or confidential E-card system created
to help the community notify sexual or needle sharing partners
that they may have been exposed to HIV or STD’s/STI’s.
Users can choose from a variety of diseases and e-cards. No
personal information is ever collected by the system. Each
recipient of an E-card is given information about the specific
disease that they may have been exposed to and links on where
they can receive more information, testing and treatment.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)- Division
of STD Prevention
The Division of STD Prevention (DSTD) at the CDC is responsible
for the development, translation, and dissemination of timely,
science-based information. Fact sheets, publications and statistics
on STDs, including syphilis, gonorrhea, Chlamydia, human papillomavirus,
genital herpes, and hepatitis B.
Cervical cancer and HPV test information, including facts,
frequently asked questions, benefits of testing, and details
to discuss with a physician. Information on the latest scientific
data on HPV also is 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
Awake is an eye-catching, factual information source on HIV,
STDs, condoms, safer sex, body art, needle safety and much
more. This site is funded through the Georgia Department of
Community Health - Adolescent Health and Youth Development
Program. AWAKE (Adolescents Working toward Awareness, Knowledge,
and Empowerment) is a health education and risk reduction
program directed at the community level.
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.
Sex, etc. is funded by Rutgers University Foundation and operated
by the Network for Family Life Education. This site contains
a series of articles for teens, written by teens, on various
subjects relating to sex, STD, teen pregnancy, birth control,
and peer topics.
Fact Sheet- for Health Professionals
Discusses effectiveness of condoms in relation to specific
sexually transmitted diseases, including laboratory studies,
theoretical basis for protection, and epidemiological studies.
Role of STD Detection & Treatment in HIV Prevention
Information detailing the relationship between STDs and HIV,
and how their treatments and occurrence can be interrelated
Guidelines for the treatment of patients who have sexually
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