Twitter Chat: STDs
This STD Awareness Month, we're urging STD testing among young people, who are particularly vulnerable to STDs.
- Even though young people represent only 25% of the sexually experienced population, nearly half of all STD cases occur in young people aged 15 to 24.
- Research also shows that adolescent patients feel primary care settings are an appropriate place to discuss sexual health and would like their providers to initiate such discussions.
To learn more, join CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden for a live Twitter chat on Monday, April 23 at 1:00 PM EDT. Dr. Gail Bolan, Director of CDC's Division of STD Prevention, will join Dr. Frieden to answer your questions on STD testing and the role of providers in ensuring young people receive comprehensive information and care.
When: Monday, April 23 at 1:00 PM EDT.
Join the chat: Follow Dr. Frieden on Twitter and use the hashtag #CDCchat during the chat.
- Follow @DrFriedenCDC
- Follow @CDCSTD
- CDC's STD Web site
- STD Awareness - Reaching Young People
- STD Awareness Resource Site
- Guide to Taking a Sexual History [PDF - 219KB]
- Reportable STDs in Young People 15-24 Years of Age, by State
- NCHHSTP Atlas
- GYT: Get Yourself Tested Campaign
- National HIV and STD Testing Resources