Preventing and Treating STDs
Preventing and Treating STDs Over 19 million new cases of sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) are reported annually in the United States, but it's estimated that millions more go undiagnosed because there are no symptoms. STDs are more than an embarrassment. They're a serious health problem. Left untreated, some can cause permanent damage, such as infertility or even death. We examine the treatment and prevention of STDs.
Education director for Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood.
Dr. Shelley A. Gilroy, M.D.
HIV Medicine Specialist at Albany Medical College.
Health teacher at Albany High School.
Executive Director of the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York.
• Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
• Center for Young Women's Health: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
• MedlinePlus: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
• Planned Parenthood: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
• U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: AIDS
• Sexually Transmitted Disease Guide from std-gov.org
• MTV Presents: 'It's Your Sex Life: Get Yourself Talking; Get Yourself Tested'
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