Wednesday, April 02, 2008

April is STD Awareness Month--free confidential testing today, April 2

Results of a study that was done by CDC researcher Dr. Sara Forhan reports that "at least one in four teenage girls has a sexually transmitted disease." That percentage translates into approximately 3 million teens, an alarming statistic considering that STDs can be spread by behaviors other than sexual intercourse. Even more shocking is the fact that one in two sexually active persons will contract an STD by the age of 25.

The Hamilton Health Department will conduct free confidential testing for chlamydia and HIV today in the cafeteria hallway from 10:00-12:00.

Find out more at the STD Awareness Month website, or come by the library to find information from books in the book display area inside, from magazines and newspapers in print and online, or from trusted websites such as the CDC, Medline, and the American Social Health Association.

Take control. Get the facts. Get tested.

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