Many public STD
programs in state and local health departments reported that they provided multiple HIV services.
Planned Parenthood is proud to offer affordable STD
testing, treatment and prevention education to help ensure that Oregonians stay healthy and safe.
8%), responded that they have no enough information regarding STDs
while almost one-third of them (137; 34.
Symptoms vary between STDs
and can include sores or warts on the genital area, burning while urinating, unusual discharge from the penis or vagina, itching and redness in the genital area, and anal itching, soreness or bleeding.
Major factors contributing to the transmission of STDs
are unprotected sex and multiple sexual partners.
In the study presented at a conference on STD
prevention sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr.
Screening for sexually transmitted diseases in non-traditional settings: a personal view, International Journal of STDs
and AIDS, 2005, 16(8):521-527.
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.
As part of the 2003-2004 survey, 838 girls aged 14-19 years underwent STD
testing for human papillomavirus (HPV), chlamydia, herpes simplex virus, and trichomoniasis.
Finally, private providers have an important role to play in preventing the two STDs
for which there now are vaccines: hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human papillomavirus (HPV).
In an ideal world, mothers pass on to their children their love and wisdom; however, mothers infected with HIV or other viral STDs
can pass these infections to their babies (24,25).
In the '60s and '70s, there were two or three identifiable STDs