CDC Declares April STD Awareness Month

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared April 2018 as STD Awareness Month. This year’s theme is “Treat Me Right” which is intended to encourage health care providers to foster a trusting patient-provider relationship and ensure patients are correctly diagnosed. The theme is also intended to encourage patients to know what they can do to stay safe and healthy and how to ask their health care provider for necessary care.

The CDC provides a variety of public health practitioner, provider, and patient resources related to STDs on its website. More information on CDC’s April STD Awareness Month is available here.