STD Campaign

Genesee County, MI – Michigan Department of Community Health to test for sexually active population, sexually transmitted diseases is to leave.
April is the knowledge of sexually transmitted diseases and the national "Get Tested" campaign raises awareness of sexually transmitted diseases, particularly chlamydia, are common among adolescents and young adults. The test is essential for prevention.
"Because STDs have no noticeable symptoms, testing is the only way to determine whether you have been infected by a sexually transmitted disease or not," said Olga Dazzo, director of the MDCH issued a press release from the department. "The national program" Get Tested "campaign is a wonderful tool for young people in leadership is a highly personal and talk seriously, and helps them to protect the right decisions for their health."
Last year in Michigan, 273 cases of syphilis, gonorrhea, 13 070 and 50 063 cases of chlamydia were reported, according to the press release. These infections disproportionately affect African-Americans, men who have sex with men and people living in poverty have limited access to health services.
Sexually transmitted diseases cost the health care system in the United States as much as $ 17 billion per year in the press release.
Sexually transmitted diseases are a serious public health problem, because if left untreated, these infections can cause health complications. Sexually transmitted diseases increase the risk of HIV transmission and cause infertility in women.
Many STDs are curable or manageable, and individuals can be tested on their general practitioner in the department for sexually transmitted disease clinics.
BST is a part of it is Your (Sex) Life, a long-standing partnership of public information from MTV and the Kaiser Family Foundation, in collaboration with the CDC and Planned Parenthood Federation of America and other national partners.


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