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STD. You've probably heard those three letters, but do you really know everything you need to know?
Of the approximately 19 million new STDs (also referred to as sexually transmitted infections or STIs) that occur every year in the U.S., most will go undiagnosed. STDs often have no symptoms, so many of those who are infected don’t know it. Lack of information, misconceptions and social stigma keep many people from getting tested. Others may mistakenly believe they have been tested as part of general health care.
April is STD Awareness Month, an annual observance to raise public awareness about the impact of sexually transmitted diseases.
Take responsibility for your sexual health. Visit the GYT ("Get Yourself Tested") site to learn more about preventing, testing for, and treating STDs.