What’s the big deal about Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Sexually Transmitted Infections? How do they impact me?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), STD’s are a significant health challenge facing the United States and are a potential threat to your immediate sexual health and well-being. The CDC estimates nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections occur every year with half affecting young people ages 15-24. If you are sexually active outside of a long-term monogamous relationship, then you may be at risk. Your risk increases with the number of partners you are exposed to. Check your risk here.
If you are sexually active, talk to your healthcare provider about which tests you may need.