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.”
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.
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.
As we talk about the role we all play in the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, let’s state the obvious: Parents are important.
The driving force behind my decision to work in the field of HIV and AIDS comes from a very personal place: my own family.
How can we encourage youth to take control of their sexual health? Here’s one example: school-based STD screening.