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STD Awareness 2019

An image of Alaska overlaid with "You are more likely to get an STD in Alaska than any other state... So there's that." 

Alaska has high STD rates.

Let's break down the stigma surrounding STDs. Be brave and start a conversation about sexually transmitted diseases - with your sexual partner, your health care provider, and with friends and family. Start by learning the facts and getting tested to protect your health.

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Which STD Tests Should I get?

  • Anyone who has sex without a condom, multiple sex partners, or shares injection drug equipment should get tested for HIV and STDs at least once a year. 

  • All adults and adolescents from ages 13 to 64 should be tested at least once for HIV.
  • All sexually active women younger than 25 years should be tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia every year. Women 25 years and older with risk factors such as new or multiple sex partners or a sex partner who has an STD should also be tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia every year.
  • All pregnant women should be tested for syphilis, HIV, and hepatitis B starting early in pregnancy. At-risk pregnant women should also be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea starting early in pregnancy. Testing should be repeated as needed to pretect the health of mothers and their infants.
  • All sexually active gay and bisexual men should be tested at least once a year for syphilis, chamydia, and gonorrhea. Those who have multiple or anonymous partners should be tested more frequently for STDs (i.e., at 3- to 6- month intervals).

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