Important Resources Posted February 6, 2015 by AAOGC Newark

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The CDC estimates that 110 million people in the U.S. have a sexually transmitted infection at any given time.  50% of new infections occur in young people, ages 15-24. Young gay and bisexual men are at greatest risk of becoming infected with an STD.  Just as with most things important in life Knowledge is the Key.  Stay informed.  Learn how to protect yourself from contracting and transmitting HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections and Diseases. Find out where you stand, and remember “Status Is Everything.” Come in and get tested at AAOGC, Monday-Friday, 10-5 (late night available–call for more information).  We also offer Couples Counseling and Testing–call Wali Bradley at 973-639-0770 for an appointment and more information.

Basic Prevention for All STDs
http://www.cdc.gov/std/prevention/default.htm

28 STD Risk Assessment Calculators
http://www.calculators.org/health/std-risk.php

Sexually Transmitted Disease Symptoms
http://www.healthline.com/health/sexually-transmitted-diseases/symptoms#Overview1

Treatments for Specific Types of STDs and STIs http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/stds/conditioninfo/Pages/specific.aspx

Learn the basics about HIV and AIDS and its impact on Black Americans. Today, more tools than ever are available to prevent HIV. In addition to limiting your number of sexual partners, never sharing needles, and using condoms correctly and consistently, you may be able to take advantage of medicines that prevent and treat HIV, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), post-exposure prophylasis (PEP), and antiretroviral therapy (ART).

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