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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

There are more than 25 diseases spread primarily by sexual activity. Together these infections—referred to as either sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or sexually transmitted infection (STIs)—have created a significant public health challenge.

In the United States, an estimated 19 million people become infected with one or more STDs each year. Still, less than half of adults ages 18–44 have ever been tested for an STD other than HIV/AIDS.    SIECUS believes that young people and adults need access to information about STDs, disease prevention methods, and testing and treatment services.

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The Community Action Kit is designed for all advocates, and provides the tools they need to become knowledgeable about sexuality education, build support in their state or community, work to implement sound policies, and institute or defend an effective comprehensive sexuality education program.

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