Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways To Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza
1 in 4 teens contracts an STD each year.
50% of the population will likely have an STD at some point in their lifetime.
Nearly 1 million people are estimated to have HIV and 25% are unaware of their infection.
1. Call your Doctor or go to a local testing facility near you and make an appointment to get tested for STDs and HIV. It is anonymous and can be free of charge.
2. Get the information you need before getting tested. Counseling and support is available.
3. Abstinence is always the safest policy.
4. If you test positive, get treated and tell your partner.
5. Don’t use drugs.
STDs and HIV are preventable. You need to take responsibility for yourself and others. Make wise choices!