1. Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  2. What's the Story

    Regular STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) screening, early detection, and seeking consistent treatment for STDs are all essential to maintaining sexual health. Some of the most common STDs are gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. Many STDs are asymptomatic, but when left untreated, they can cause serious health problems.

  3. By the Numbers

    Blacks have the highest prevalence of gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. Young people from ages 15-24 and LGBTQ people also have disproportionately high rates of STDs.

  4. Did you know?

    Chlamydia, when left untreated, can cause infertility in both men and women. It can also pose health complications for infants during birth. A chlamydia infection increases suscpetibility to more serious infections like HIV.

  5. To Learn More

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Last Reviewed: 12/11/2017