Health Link

Each week on 'Health Link,' members of the local medical community discuss a wide variety of issues related to health and healthy living. Hosted by Benita Zahn, the program delves deeper than the usual soundbites to provide you with important health information that is useful, comprehensible and contextualized.

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Resources and Information from Health Link

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.

Guests

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 std-gov.org

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

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