STD Awareness Week (April 11-16)Posted April 9, 2022
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
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
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.
- Describe the importance of taking a comprehensive sexual history
- Outline the components taking a comprehensive sexual history
- Demonstrate the use of affirming and inclusive sexual history questions
CAPTC’s Coming Together for Sexual Health Podcast
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:
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.
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.
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