Sexually Transmitted Disease Resource for Chemical Treatment Centers
The more sex partners you have, the greater the chances of acquiring an STD. Even if you have only one sexual partner, your risk is higher considered if your partner has had sex with others.
If you engage in premarital sexual activity:
Beware? Your partner may not know he/she has an STD? 80% infected do not know their condition.
Abstinence Is the Most Effective Prevention Measure Against STD?s
You can delay having sex. It is your body and it is your choice. Take control of your life and your future.
Take care of your health.
Maintain personal hygiene
Have a check-up for STDs at least once per year
Have an annual breast exam, pelvic exam, and Pap test
Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and mood altering drugs.
Protect your immune system by eating well and getting enough rest.
If you discover that you have an STD:
You need treatment immediately
You must stop sexual activity
You need to notify sexual partner
Despite the fact that a great deal of progress has been made in STD prevention over the past four decades, the United States has the highest rates of STD infection in the industrialized world, making prevention as important as ever.
You can receive confidential care for STD?s even if you are a minor.
Confidential testing and treatment are available from most health care providers, family planning clinics and health departments both local and state.
CDC National STD Hotline 1-800-227-8922
Douglas County Public Health 1-320-763-4127
Douglas County Planned Parenthood 1-320-762-0766
Planned Parenthood of Minnesota 1-651-698-2401
17 Now the Lord is the Holy Spirit. And where the Spirit of the Lord is, freedom is also there. 2 Cor 3:17 (NIV)
For The Professional
- Education and counseling of persons at risk on ways to adopt safer sexual behavior
- Identification of infected persons--with or without symptoms--unlikely to seek diagnostic and treatment services
- Effective diagnosis and treatment of infected persons
- Evaluation, treatment, and counseling of sex partners of persons who are infected with an STD
- Pre-exposure vaccination of persons at risk for vaccine-preventable STDs
Primary prevention of STDs begins with changing the sexual behaviors that place persons at risk for infection.4 Moreover, because STD control activities reduce the likelihood of transmission to sex partners, treatment of infected persons constitutes primary prevention of spread within the community.
To enact its strategy, CDC is assisting health departments, healthcare providers, and nongovernmental organizations, and collaborating with other governmental entities, through:
- The development, syntheses, translation, and dissemination of timely, science-based information
- The development of national goals and science-based policy
- The development and support of science-based programs that meet the needs of communities
As the lead agency for STD prevention in the United States, CDC will continue to improve both biomedical and behavioral strategies to combat STDs.
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