STDs affect millions of people each year. Most people have an STD and don’t know it. The only way to know is to get tested. For more information or to find a local free testing site, contact the Disease Prevention Hotline at 1-800-533-4148 or email@example.com.
#Clinicians: VDH is hosting a “Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) Sexual Health Symposium for Clinicians” in Petersburg on March 3 with distinguished guest speakers from CDC and the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. Topics include local HIV/STD epidemiology, partner services, PrEP, rapid syphilis testing, MSM clinics, and extragenital testing. Continuing education credits are planned. Register now to save your seat!
Antibiotics have successfully treated #gonorrhea for several decades; however, the bacteria have now developed resistance to nearly every drug used for treatment. If you or your partner has gonorrhea, it’s important for both of you to be treated or you can be re-infected.
Three facts you should know about hepatitis C: 1) Hepatitis C is a leading cause of liver cancer. 2) Hepatitis C testing is not part of routine blood work. 3) Millions of Americans have hepatitis C, but most don’t know it because it often has no symptoms. Talk to your doctor. Early detection can save lives. Visit http://1.usa.gov/1SbsZyG for more information. #HepAware
Do you know the DOs & DON’Ts of using male #condoms? Get the scoop here: http://bit.ly/2jItCnk #CondomsSTILLwork #CondomMonth
Did you know that most syphilis testing is performed with a blood test? Take charge of your sexual health by talking to your health care provider about getting tested for syphilis.
People with #HIV are more likely to have #hepatitis C. Find a free test site near you.
Gonorrhea can cause very serious complications when not treated, but can be cured with the right medication. Wait seven days after finishing all medications before having sex.