STD Awareness Week (April 11-16)

Posted April 9, 2022

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STD Awareness Week (April 11-16) is an opportunity to raise awareness about the impact of STDs on our lives and reduce STD-related stigma and discrimination. It’s also a time to ensure people have the tools and knowledge to prevent, test for, and treat HIV and other STD. We’ve compiled a list of our own resources, as well as the CDC’s STD Awareness Week campaign resources below.

Access relevant Pacific AETC Resources:

Pocket Guide to Open-Ended Sexual Health Questions from CVNI

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Pacific AETC – Central Valley & Northern Interior (CVNI)’s Printable Pocket Guide to Open-Ended Sexual Health Questions which includes information regarding creating a welcoming clinical environment, preparing to take a sexual history, questions to ask during a sexual history, the 5 P’s, and resources for further information.

Sex Positivity in Sexual Health from BANCC


Pacific AETC – Bay Area, North and Central Coast (BANCC)’s Sex Positivity in Sexual Health on-demand resource on safe, affirming, and healthy collaborative spaces and relationships between youth and providers.

Sexual History Taking with Dr. Danny Toub

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Watch HIV Learning Network’s Sexual History Taking, by Danny Toub, MD, AAHIVS, HIV Clinician, Santa Rosa Community Health, and Family Medicine Residency Faculty, Sutter Santa Rosa.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the importance of taking a comprehensive sexual history
  2. Outline the components taking a comprehensive sexual history
  3. Demonstrate the use of affirming and inclusive sexual history questions

CAPTC’s Coming Together for Sexual Health Podcast

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Listen to PAETC’s very own JaDawn Wright-Morgan speaking to our capacity-building partners, the California Prevention Training Center, on how sex positivity can transform healthcare.

Listen to more of CAPTC’s Coming Together for Sexual Health Podcast:

In anticipation of  STD Awareness Week, the CDC has created three interactive campaigns to choose from:

CDC GYT: Get Yourself Tested Campaign
Get Yourself Tested

GYT: Get Yourself Tested is a campaign encouraging young people to get tested and treated for STDs and HIV to protect their health and that of their partners. STDs affect people of all ages, yet these diseases take a particularly heavy toll on young people.

CDC Talk. Test. Treat. Campaign

Talk. Test. Treat.

Talk. Test. Treat. is a campaign that encourages individuals and healthcare providers to take three simple actions – Talk. Test. Treat. – to protect their health, the health of their partners, and that of their patients. The campaign reinforces that all STDs are preventable and treatable, and most are curable.

CDC Prepare Before You’re There Campaign
Prepare Before You’re There

Prepare Before You’re There is a new campaign to make sexual health intentional.

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