“TALK. TEST. TREAT.”
Perfect theme for the CDC’s 2016 STD Awareness Month! We can’t have AWARENESS if no one is talking about these diseases. And because these diseases are mostly SILENT, you can’t have AWARENESS that you have an STD unless you TEST for it.
The Bad News:
- Sexually transmitted infections affect over 20 MILLION Americans every year, and young people ages 15-24 make up over HALF of these cases.
- Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are on the rise for the first time in a decade.
- Gonorrhea is more difficult to treat because it has become very resistant to antibiotics