April is Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): There are 20 million new STI cases in the U.S. every year. STIs can have serious health consequences. People with these infections do not always experience disease symptoms, but, if left untreated, some STIs can increase the risk of HIV infection, or can cause chronic pelvic pain, pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, and/or severe pregnancy and newborn complications.
Please be informed, be safe, and be responsible. Get tested and treated for STIs to avoid the long-term effects of an untreated infection. Learn how you can prevent sexually transmitted diseases here.