Category: General STD

CDC Announces That STD Infection Rates In America Are A Public Health Crisis

Washington DC: Tuesday, August 28, 2018, the CDC announced that the rates for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis (the most common STDs in America) increased for the fourth consecutive year in a row to a total of 2.3 million US cases.  This statement comes just one year after Jonathan Mermin, director of CDC’s (Centers for Disease […]


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 […]


Title X Funding and How It Affects STD Testing Services

While STDAware takes a neutral stance in politics, we also want to educate our patients and the public on what the Title X funding changes mean and how they might affect sexual health care services.  This segment is designed to provide unbiased facts on what Title X funding is, what the current allowances are, what […]


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 […]


Myths About Safe Sex and STDs

In the world of fake news and insufficient education around safe sex, there is a wide array of myths circulating about how STDs can and cannot be transmitted. These myths are often perpetuated by young and undereducated individuals. STDAware is working to provide no-cost educational resources such as this blog to contribute to better STDAware-ness in the general public.  […]


The Birds & The Bees and STDs

May Sexual Health Awareness News – Teen Pregnancy & STD Prevention In 2016, there were 209,809 babies born to females ages 15-19. Even though these numbers are 9% lower than the year before in 2015, and 67% lower from 1991, these births still accounted for 5.3% of all births in 2016. According to a national survey, approximately 77% of […]


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 […]