STD Awareness Month (April)
April is STD awareness month, an annual observance to raise public awareness about the impact of STDs on the lives of Americans and the importance of individuals discussing sexual health with their health care providers and, if sexually active, their partners. We encourage you to refer to the resources below:
AAP Resources on STDs
Tools for Providers and Patients/Parents (for AAP Members Only)
The Adolescent Health Web pages on the AAP Web site provide a pathway to handouts and tools that can be used in primary care practice for patients, parents and providers. Although not all of these resources were developed by the AAP, they were recommended by adolescent health experts as helpful tools for primary care providers, their patients and their families.
Other Resources on STDs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(resources for providers, patients and families and a list of STD testing centers)
National Chlamydia Coalition Resources (AAP is a partner organization)
Get Yourself Tested Campaign:
GYT is developed as part of It’s Your (Sex) Life, a longstanding public information partnership of MTV and the Kaiser Family Foundation, together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and other national partners, including the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) and the American College Health Association (ACHA). Gilead Sciences, Inc. provides support and resources for select elements of the campaign.