Sexual Health Resources
Syphilis Is On the Rise
The CDC: STD Data and Statistics highlights the urgency of continuously increasing reported cases of syphilis nationwide, and in Minnesota (Syphilis Outbreak Response and Case Counts). Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that if left untreated, can be harmful and cause serious long-term health consequences. All communities in Minnesota should be vigilant, recognize the presence of syphilis, and take steps to get the word out about screening and prevention. Learn more at Syphilis.
- MATEC: COVID-19 Information for People with HIV in Minnesota
- NIH: Guidance for COVID-19 and People with HIV
- CDC: What to Know about HIV and COVID-19
- NYC Health: HIV: Undetectable Equals Untransmittable (U=U)
See the safer sex and COVID-19 resource under the COVID-19 updates section.
- NCSD: Sex and COVID-19
- Oregon Health Authority: HIV Prevention
Reference "Sex in the Time of COVID" resource on this page.
- Circles of Sexuality: Dennis Dailey, Ph.D. (PDF)
- CDC: A Public Health Approach for Advancing Sexual Health in the United States: Rationale and Options for Implementation: 2011 (PDF)
- WHO: Gender and Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sexual Health
- Integration of HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Good Practice Guide
- Advocates for Youth
- Kaiser Family Foundation - Women's Health
- Mayo Clinic - Sexual Health Basics
- MN Family Planning and STD Hotline
- U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, MedlinePlus - Sexual Health
- WHO: Sexual Health
STD/STI Awareness Month
April is sexually transmitted disease/infection (STD/STI) month the United States. STIs are treatable, and many are curable. STIs are common, visit STD Statistics for Minnesota-specific data. However, many STIs are asymptomatic, so many people do not get tested. STD/STI Awareness month is a great opportunity to get the word out about getting tested and treated. The resources below may be used during STI Awareness Month.