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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

There are 20 million new #STD infections each year and half are among youth ages 15-24. School-based programs play an important role in preventing STDs, including HIV, among youth. This infographic outlines the characteristics and outcomes of effective HIV/STD prevention programs. #SchoolHealth #HIVprevention #NYHAAD

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5 Million people between the ages of 15-24 are living with HIV. #Infographic: #HIV and Young People

Many people become infected with #HIV as teens or young adults. School programs can play a vital role in preventing HIV among youth and help the US reach an HIV-free generation. 1.usa.gov/1hs8X1g

CDC estimates that #youth ages 15-24 make up just over one-quarter of the sexually active population, but account for half of the 20 million new sexually transmitted infections that occur in the U.S. each year. This infographic highlights the impact, causes, and consequences of #STDs among young people – and what they can do to protect themselves. #Gonorrhea #Chlamydia #GetTested

Everyone can play a role in preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Learn 6 ways to be a safe patient & protect yourself from infections at the hospital.

It infuriates me that most girls (and boys) in PUBLIC high schools are not fully educated about sex. They are denying these teenagers information about their feelings, their health, and most importantly THEIR BODIES. I went to an all girls Catholic high school where our religion classes discussed the morality of sex while our health classes actually talked about STDs and birth control. Why isn't this happening in public schools?

Medically accurate and comprehensive sex ed is more important than ever! Read The Pin (Amazing Women Today & Another One in the Current Affairs Boards) About What Elizabeth Smart Says About Sex Ed & The Training They Get For Abstinence & SHE SUPPORTS CHANGE NOW!!!

#HIV #STDs It's HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, a day to recognize & thank the thousands of volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists who are working together to find a safe and effective HIV vaccine. Ryan White said, "Because of the lack of education on AIDS, discrimination, fear, panic, and lies surrounded me." Let us educate the world about #HIV and find a vaccine and a cure!

Advocacy:Sex education changes lives, and saves lives. Link goes to SCARLETEEN a fabulous resource, especially for teens (and parents of teens) who don't have access to healthy and honest sex education through other channels. "Sex Ed for the Real World. Since 1998, in-depth, progressive and inclusive articles, advice, discussion and other interactive media" not to mention caring, feminist, and well-screened adult volunteers who moderate forums and respond to crisis questions.

How can we activate youth on HIV? Start the conversation today with a school based semester long comprehensive program.

STDs are interesting