April is STD Awareness Month and an opportunity to highlight the largely hidden impact that sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, have in the United States.
At some point in their lives, nearly all sexually active people will be infected with an STD. Far more resources and attention need to be targeted toward raising awareness of the burden of these diseases in the United States and promoting behaviors and practices to treat undetected infections and prevent more from occurring.
For more on this topic, please see:
- 7 Important Facts to Know About STDs by Donna Barry