Category: AIDS

STD Rates Around The World

 In August of 2018, the CDC released a statement that the STD infection rates in America had reached an all-time and critical high. With over 2.3 million newly reported infections at the end of 2017, the STD infection rates are being considered a public health and safety hazard.  Adding to this alarming statement is the […]


How To Ask Your Partner To Get Tested For STDs

Couples That Get Tested for STDs Together… As the adage goes: “Couples that get tested for STDs together…stay STD-free.” Okay, maybe there’s no adage about getting tested for STDs, but maybe STDAware will start one!  While the thought of subjecting yourself and any sexual partners to the awkward conversation or request for STD testing can […]


June 27th is National HIV Testing Day

The CDC estimates that only 1 in 7 people who are infected with HIV are aware that they have HIV and have sought treatment. This is a clear indication that there is a lack of education, resources, and services within high-risk populations as well as the general public.  STOP THE STIGMA! Getting tested for HIV […]


Keeping Your Private Parts, Private

STD Status Reporting & Information Laws Government policies are in place, specifically, to enforce the handling and distribution of any communication that contains personal health information (PHI), to protect both the individual’s information and the entity that stores it.  There are certain situations where the status of an STD infection is required to be reported […]


April is National STD Awareness Month

Every year there are an estimated 20 million new STD infections in the United States alone! Nearly half of the 20 million new cases of STDs each year are made up of adolescents ages 15-24. And two in five sexually active teen girls have had an STD that can cause infertility and even death.1 This […]


STD Dictionary: Slang Terms

STD Dictionary

There are a range of different sexually transmitted diseases and they all have scientific names that can be difficult to get your tongue around. Fortunately, there are slang terms that make things easier for us mere mortals. In this article, we will have a look at the most common sexually transmitted diseases and common slang […]


Different Testing Methods for Different STDs

STD Testing Methods and Types

Medical experts agree that routine STD testing anytime there is a change in sexual partners or activities is a strong first defense against the spread of STDs.  THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE AN STD IS TO GET TESTED. Being tested during the correct time frame is important for ensuring accurate test results […]