Disclaimer: The information, articles, and tips portrayed on this blog, while based on research, do not constitute medical advice. The opinions expressed are meant to educate and inform, but not to dictate lifestyle choices or personal beliefs. These articles are meant to provoke thought on issues surrounding college health and to inform the Hopkins community of healthy information and resources.

4.20.2011

Happy Hump Day! Do you know your status?

4.20.2011
April is STD Awareness Month, an annual observance to raise awareness about the impact of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) on the health of Americans and the importance of individuals discussing sexual health with their healthcare providers and, if sexually active, their partners.

CDC estimates that there are approximately 19 million new cases of STDs each year in the United States, almost half of them among people ages 15 to 24. Many STDs do not have any symptoms, so many of those who are infected don't know it. The only way to know for sure is to get tested. To reduce the impact of STDs, it is important to increase knowledge about sexually transmitted infections and make STD testing a part of routine medical care. Because many STDs have no symptoms, those at risk need to get tested and find out if they are infected. So go get yourself tested and know your status!

For more information on testing contact the JHU Health Center at 410-516-8270.

0 comments: