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Preventing and Treating STDs

Posted by Joanne Durfee, Health Link Producer on

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.


Meaghan Carroll
Education director for Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood.

Dr. Shelley A. Gilroy, M.D.

HIV Medicine Specialist at Albany Medical College.

Elizabeth Gordon
Health teacher at Albany High School.

Michele McClave
Executive Director of the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York.

Related Resources

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

MTV Presents: 'It's Your Sex Life: Get Yourself Talking; Get Yourself Tested'

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