National STD Awareness Week
April 4, 2022 @ 12:00 am - April 10, 2022 @ 11:30 pm UTC+0
Sexual health is an essential piece of overall health. Anyone who is having sex (vaginal, anal, or oral sex) can get an STD, which is why knowledge about these infections and testing is important. Not sure if you should get tested, how to get tested, or where to get tested? This list of resources has information on STDs, STD testing, and how to protect yourself and your partner(s).
Sex and COVID-19external icon – NCSD, in partnership with NASTAD, addresses common questions about sex and COVID-19 in two comprehensive fact sheets that feature links to valuable resources on coronavirus symptoms, guidelines, and testing.
CDC STD Fact Sheets – Available in disease-specific versions; basic fact sheets answer common questions and are in multiple languages.
CDC STD Prevention Page – Information about STD prevention, testing, and resources.
Condom Dos & Don’tspdf icon – A condom fact sheet that also provides information about dual protection for pregnancy prevention.
The Right Way to Use a Male Condom – An illustrated page demonstrating the correct way to put on and take off a male condom.
The Right Way to Use a Female Condom – An illustrated page demonstrating the correct way to insert and remove a female condom.
How to Use a Dental Dam as a Barrier for Oral Sex – An illustrated page demonstrating how to use a dental dam, as well as a list of dos and don’ts and how to make a dental dam from a condom.
GetTested – A national STD, HIV, and hepatitis testing locator to find nearby free or low-cost testing.
The Lowdown on How to Prevent STDs –An infographic that provides readers with basic information about STD prevention in an easy-to-read format.
Five Action Steps to Good Sexual Healthexternal icon – A practical roadmap to good sexual health, including tips and advice, real-life scenarios, conversation starters and more.