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Happy Valentines Day! STI studies and sexual health resources

The studies reveal new infection data, some of it available for the first time, for the eight most common STIs — chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis B, HIV, and trichomoniasis. The studies, which estimate infection rates and medical costs related to STIs, were published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

To read an article about the studies: http://nbcnews.to/11Jf4Wr

The CDC has a website where you can learn more about STIs as well as search by zipcode for a clinic that offers STI testing as well as HIV testing the HPV vaccines.  To search visit here: http://1.usa.gov/VUwEEl

The CDC also has an interactive atlas for informaiton on STIs and other diseases.  The NCHHSTP Atlas was created to provide an interactive platform for accessing data collected by CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).

Currently, the Atlas provides interactive maps, graphs, tables, and figures showing geographic patterns and time trends of HIV, AIDS, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and primary and secondary syphilis surveillance data. Available here: http://1.usa.gov/XGq2Ya

February is National Condom Month!  Learn more about that as well as other sexual health topics from the American Sexual Health Associations website. http://bit.ly/Z0LW7E

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