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The Alan Guttmacher Institute

http://www.alanguttmacher.org

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.

American Social Health Association (ASHA)
http://www.ashastd.org
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.

STD Information - Division of Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (DMID)
http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/std/Pages/default.aspx
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.

MEDLINEplus - Sexually Transmitted Disease Information
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sexuallytransmitteddiseases.html
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.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America
http://www.plannedparenthood.org
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.

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin
http://www.ppwi.org
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.

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)
http://www.siecus.org
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
http://www.inspot.org/

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.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)- Division of STD Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/std/
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.

The HPV Test
http://www.the hpvtest.com
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.

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Youth

Advocates for Youth

http://www.advocatesforyouth.org
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.

Coalition for Positive Sexuality
http://www.positive.org
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.

Awake
http://www.daltonisawake.com
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.

I Wanna Know
http://www.iwannaknow.org
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.
http://www.sxetc.org
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.

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Condoms Fact Sheet- for Health Professionals
http://www.cdc.gov/condomeffectiveness/brief.html
Discusses effectiveness of condoms in relation to specific sexually transmitted diseases, including laboratory studies, theoretical basis for protection, and epidemiological studies.

The Role of STD Detection & Treatment in HIV Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/std/hiv/stds-and-hiv-fact-sheet.pdf
Information detailing the relationship between STDs and HIV, and how their treatments and occurrence can be interrelated

STD Treatment Guidelines
http://www.cdc.gov/STD/treatment
Guidelines for the treatment of patients who have sexually transmitted diseases.

If you don't find the information you are looking for on this website, the
Wisconsin HIV, STD, and Hepatitis C Information & Referral Center
hotline can provide information about STDs.
Please call us toll free in Wisconsin
1-800-334-2437

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