Sexually Transmitted Infections Awareness Month

March 31, 2015

Each April, ASHA recognizes STI Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • There are 20 million new STI cases in the U.S. every year
  • The medical costs for these new cases are $16 billion
  • Adding the new cases each year with existing infection, there are an estimated 110 million total STIs among Americans
  • Experts estimate 75% or more of all sexually active people will have a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection at some point in their lives

STIs are so much more common than people realize. Take a peek behind the numbers, though, and you’ll find real, flesh and blood people. Most of them have (or have had) an STI and never knew it. During STI Awareness Month 2016 ASHA’s focus will go much deeper than facts and figures: we’ll highlight practical ways you can take charge of your sexual health.

Talking about Sexual Health

STI Testing

Take Charge of Your Sexual Health

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