Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain a major public health challenge across the United States. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that there are approximately 19 million new STD infections each year – almost half of them among young people 15 to 24 years of age. Yet, most infections have no symptoms and often go undiagnosed and untreated, which may lead to severe health consequences, especially for women. The only way to know for sure is to be tested. Talk to a health care provider about which STD tests are right for you. Some of the more common STDs include genital herpes, chlamydia, genital human papillomavirus (HPV), gonorrhea and HIV/AIDS.
For more information on STDs visit:
- PA Department of Health:
- US Centers for Disease Control