April is STD Awareness Month

April is STD Awareness Month and the New Hampshire Department of Health and HuDr. Jose Monteroman Services (DHHS) is raising awareness about sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevalence in April, especially among young people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as one in two sexually active young people will contract a STD by age 25 and most won’t know it.
Dr. , Director of Public Health at DHHS said, “There is a stigma attached to this health topic as well as lack of information and misinformation. This leads to people not being tested and not knowing the risks. Since many STDs may have no symptoms, most of those who are infected don’t know it. The only way to know for sure is to be tested.”

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