It takes the work of many to ensure everyone has access to health care.
When our clients are vulnerable and coping with the range of emotions that accompany news of their infection, DIS offer confidence, understanding, trust, and assurance. They are the humanity of STD awareness.
As STD clinics, I believe we should take President Obama’s words to heart when we consider our leadership role in STD prevention: “We are the change we have been waiting for.”
EPT simplifies the process of receiving treatment for STDs by enabling health-care professionals to provide patients with either antibiotics or prescriptions to their sexual partner(s) without a visit by the partner(s) to a health-care center.
Some providers have avoided the discussion of sexual health with their patients because they fear it will present a level of discomfort for the patient or themselves.
HIV Medicine Association Chair Michael Horberg, MD, MAS, recently answered several questions for RH Reality Check’s series highlighting STD Awareness Month.
As a young person from the same Native American communities as my students, I find it more and more culturally relevant that our younger generation educate each other.
Reducing STD rates takes education. Our youth have questions. We need to answer them.
When discussing STDs, it’s important to take a proactive approach, because early conversations help shape healthy attitudes and knowledge about STDs and sexual health. That’s especially true for youth.
April 10 is National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, the first awareness day to recognize the impact of the AIDS epidemic specifically on teens and young adults.