Sexually Transmitted Disease Resource for Chemical Treatment Centers

 

 

1 in 5 Americans are presently infected with     

an STD.

 
 

 

STD?s are the most common diseases in America next to the common cold and flu

 
 

 

 

30-50 different kinds of STD?s exist.

 
 

Facts

 

 

63 % of all STD?s occur in persons less than 25 years of age.

 
 
 

80 % infected with an STD do not develop the initial symptoms.

 
 
 

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis are the most commonly diagnosed STD?s.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

  1. You are very likely to contact an STD
  2. You may have an STD and not realize it until its "too late"
  3. You could be legally liable if you infect someone.

Beware? Your partner may not know he/she has an STD? 80% infected do not know their condition.

Prevention

 

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.

Resources

      

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

CDC's STD Prevention Strategy: National Prevention Information Network(NPIN)
The prevention and control of STDs is based on the following five major concepts:

  • 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.

Links

http://www.cdcnpin.org/scripts/webtools/index.asp

 

 

References

Centers for disease control and prevention. (2009, July 19). Retrieved from  

         http://www.cdc.gov/

 

Douglas county public health. (2009, Jan 1). Retrieved from    

         http://www.co.douglas.mn.us/public_health.htm#

 

Sexually transmitted disease. (2010, May 14). Retrieved from

        http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats/