NCSD advocates for state, local, and territorial health department STD
directors, their staff, and community-based partners.
Many public STD
programs in state and local health departments reported that they provided multiple HIV services.
Not all medical checkups include STD
testing, so unless you ask to be tested, don't assume your health care provider will test for it.
Figure-2: Response of students to a question of "If you get STD
symptoms, do you think you should consult your physician immediately?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, STDs
are common--so common that about 19 million new sexually transmitted disease infections occur each year in the U.
It's hard to speak about trends over time regarding STDs
considering we've only been consistently collecting the relevant data for the past five or so years," said the official who did not want to be named.
Women who had never been tested were more than twice as likely as those who had been tested to respond that they feel embarrassed about discussing STD
testing (odds ratio, 2.
testing behavior was assessed by participants' response when asked, "In the last 12 months, have you been tested for a sexually transmitted disease, whether or not you had any symptoms?
The study showed that young adults whose partners had five or more risk characteristics were three times more likely to have an STD
than those whose partners had no more than two characteristics.
CHICAGO -- More than 3 million teenage girls have at least one sexually transmitted disease, and 15% of those have multiple infections, according to the first large study of STDs
in this population.
Each year, CDC offers comprehensive STD
training to almost 20,000 health care providers.
Audio computer assisted self interview and face to face interview modes in assessing response bias among STD