STD Awareness Week
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 26 million new STDs occurred in 2018 in the United States. STDs affect individuals of all ages; however, youth ages 15 to 24 account for almost half of those new infections, despite making up only about one-quarter of the sexually active population.
Learn More and Get Involved:
- Use this CDC Fact Sheet to help guide your conversations with your child about sex and sex-related topics.
- Download and share our infographic, Be in the Know About Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), to encourage youth to stay informed and get tested.
- Download this CDC Fact Sheet, your one-stop-shop for teen and young adult STD information.
- Refer teens to CDC’s Get Tested tool, which helps users locate a STD testing site near them.
- Share STD prevention infographics with your program participants or students to help spread the facts about STDs.
- Download the STD Awareness Week Toolkit.