National STD Awareness Month - Minnesota Dept. of Health

National STD Awareness Month

Syphilis Strikes Back - #STDMONTH17

April is National STD Awareness Month in Minnesota.

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) encourages all Minnesotans to learn about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), one of the state’s most persistent health problems, during the observance of National STD Awareness Month. Public awareness and knowledge are critically low around the country and STDs remain at epidemic levels.

National STD Awareness Month is a national health observance sponsored by the American Social Health Association (ASHA) to help break the silence and alert everyone to the growing crisis of STDs in America.

Nearly half of all new STD cases occur in people aged 15 to 24. Photo of concerned young woman. There are 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) each year. Photo of concerned young man. April is STD Awareness Month.

Updated Friday, 07-Apr-2017 13:32:41 CDT