Dear NWtoSE readers I realize that April is nearly over however, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Infections (STD’s and STI’s) affect people 365 days a year. Please check out the link on the right side of the page to find the closest HIV/AIDS- STD testing location to you!
Would you like to know more about STD’s? Click on the image below for more info about STD’s in general. Want to hear more about STD’s from NWtoSE?
Stay tuned for my next post on HERPES.
Yesterday, December 1 was World AIDS Day. In the HIV/AIDS Public Health Community December 1st is THE DAY to raise awareness around HIV/AIDS and to promote testing.
3.2 % of DC’s population over the age of 12 are infected with HIV. Among persons living with HIV/AIDS, 72.0% are men, 75.6% black and 71.3% are currently over the age of 40. Overall, men who have sex with men is the leading mode of transmission of HIV/AIDS accounting for 37.3% of living cases, followed by heterosexual contact and injection drug use with 27.0% and 17.4%, respectively. Distribution of HIV/AIDS cases by mode of transmission also differs by race. (Source: DC HIV/AIDS Administration)
Basically this post is short and simple, I think that World AIDS Day should be every day. People should talk about HIV/AIDS, std’s and sexual health every day and get tested regularly!
Want to know how to not contract HIV/AIDS or STD’s? Don’t have sex.
For everyone that is having sex here are some options:
To find testing locations in DC click here
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Free Condoms- DC's Rubber Revolution Campaign
Check out Jaime Foxx, and Luda teaming up with the Centers for Disease Control to break the silence among black youth and discussing HIV/AIDS.
When was the last time you encouraged someone to get tested?
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