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These short videos provide information about sexually transmitted diseases. Many of them feature CDC staff and cover a variety of topics related to STDs and HIV including best practices for screening/testing, treatment guidelines, sexual history taking, talking to your health care providers about sexual health issues, and STD/HIV prevention interventions for patients.




  • Let’s Talk About Sexual Health – Be Smart. Be Well. Let’s Talk About Sexual Health – Be Smart. Be Well. exit disclaimer
    Video discussing the importance of a healthy dialogue between youth and providers concerning their sexual health, featuring CDC Epidemiologist Elizabeth Torrone, PhD, MSPH.


  • New Treatment Guidelines for Gonorrhea: Antibiotic Change New Treatment Guidelines for Gonorrhea: Antibiotic Change exit disclaimer
    CDC expert commentary featuring Dr. Robert Kirkcaldy, lead author of the updated gonorrhea treatment guidelines.



  • STI Screening as HIV Prevention STI Screening as HIV Prevention exit disclaimer
    Video featuring commentary for the 19th International AIDS Conference from Gail Bolan, MD, Division Director for CDC’s Division of STD Prevention.


  • Screening for Sexually Transmitted Disease: Who, When, and How Screening for Sexually Transmitted Disease: Who, When, and How exit disclaimer
    CDC Expert Commentary on screening for men who have sex with men, featuring Gail Bolan, MD, Division Director for CDC’s Division of STD Prevention.



  • Q & A Young People and STDs Q & A on Young People and STDs exit disclaimer
    Video addressing commonly asked questions about STDs, featuring Dr. John Douglas.



  • Taking an Adolescent Sexual History Taking an Adolescent Sexual History exit disclaimer
    Podcast describing how to take a sexual history, featuring Gail Bolan, MD, Division Director for CDC’s Division of STD Prevention.



  • The Latest STD Treatment Guidelines The Latest STD Treatment Guidelines exit disclaimer
    Podcast commentary on the 2010 STD Treatment Guidelines, featuring lead author, Dr. Kimberly Workowski.



  • Preventing Chlamydia Preventing Chlamydia exit disclaimer
    Podcast commentary on how to incorporate chlamydia testing into a healthcare setting, featuring Catherine Satterwhite, MSPH, MPH.



  • Be Smart. Be Well. Videos Be Smart. Be Well. Videos exit disclaimer
    Here you can learn more about common STDs and STD symptoms. Learn how to talk to teens about safe sex and abstinence. Learn to protect yourself and how to talk openly and honestly with sexual partners.


  • Safe in the City Video Safe in the City Video
    A simple video-based waiting room intervention that lowered STD incidence among STD clinic patients. In a controlled trial, the Safe in the City research group found that patients who were exposed to this 23-minute HIV/STD prevention video had nearly a 10% reduction in new infections compared with those who were not exposed to the video. To order a Safe in the City intervention kit, complete with a programmable DVD, posters, and user's guide, please visit www.effectiveinterventions.org. exit disclaimer


  • Denver Metro Health Clinic Video Denver Metro Health Clinic Video exit disclaimer
    Informative video that reenacts the STD/HIV testing experience at the Denver Metro Health Clinic. While patients are waiting to see a provider, the video can be played to give them a better idea of the overall clinic experience.


  • Brown University Informational Videos about HIV and HIV Testing Brown University Informational Videos about HIV and HIV Testing exit disclaimer
    Offers two free informational videos about HIV and HIV testing. Both contain CDC-recommended information about the definition and nature of HIV and AIDS, HIV transmission, HIV prevention, the benefits and consequences of being tested for HIV and being diagnosed with an HIV infection, and the meaning of possible HIV test results.


  • American Social Health Association's How to Use a Condom Animation American Social Health Association’s How to Use a Condom Animation exit disclaimer
    The American Social Health Association (ASHA) supports the promotion and use of male latex condoms to limit the spread of STDs and their harmful consequences. By going to their Web site exit disclaimer, you can find a short animated video about how to use a condom.


  • DeafMD.org STD Videos Bridging Medicine & the Deaf World DeafMD.org STD Videos – Bridging Medicine & the Deaf World exit disclaimer
    DeafMD is an innovative Web site providing accurate, concise, and valuable health information in American Sign Language to the Deaf & Hard of Hearing population. Check out the ‘Diseases A-Z’ section for videos in American Sign Language on common STDs such as HPV, Chlamydia, Herpes, HIV/AIDS, and more.

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