About STD Awareness Month
April is STD Awareness Month, an annual observance to raise public awareness
about the impact of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) on the lives of Americans
and the importance of preventing, testing for, and treating STDs. It is an opportunity
to normalize routine STD testing and conversations about sexual health. Read more
about STD Awareness Month in the Senate and the House of Representatives Congressional Resolutions.
Since 2009, MTV, the Kaiser Family Foundation, Planned Parenthood Federation of
America, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other partners have
been supporting National STD Awareness Month with the GYT: Get Yourself Tested campaign to inform young people
about STDs, encourage and normalize testing for STDs, and connect young people to
testing centers. While here on the STD Awareness Month site, please check out our
GYT campaign section for the latest campaign materials to help spread the word through
posters, banner ads, widgets, and more. The Kaiser Family Foundation offers
about the GYT campaign on its Web site, or you can go directly to the campaign Web
site at www.itsyoursexlife.com/gyt/ .
We hope the content on this site will assist your efforts to educate, motivate,
and mobilize your local community in the prevention of STDs, not just in April,
but year round.
For more information on STDs, visit www.cdc.gov/std.
For more information about the STD Awareness Resource Site,