STD Rates Continue to Skyrocket — Get Tested Today!

Federal experts say that the number of people in the US with one or more STD has reached an all-time high in 2016. The previous two years were also record-setting years for STDs — there is no end to the rise in sight. Continue reading “STD Rates Continue to Skyrocket — Get Tested Today!” »

Educate Your Teens About STDs

Just because school is back in session does not mean your kids are going to become model citizens. Though some are just born with good common sense, many teens love to go to parties with friends, date new people, and try new things — even if it means exposing themselves to STDs. Continue reading “Educate Your Teens About STDs” »

Sexual Assault, STD Rates & Aftercare Action

April is Sexual Assault Action & Awareness Month, which provides an excellent chance to look at STD rates in sexual assaults. 18 percent of women and 1.8 percent of men in the US are victims of rape every year. Along with learning about important statistics, knowing the psychological and physical ramifications and seeking aftercare are important. Continue reading “Sexual Assault, STD Rates & Aftercare Action” »

Top 4 Most Common STDs You Should Get Tested For

In order to stay healthy for years to come, if you are sexually active, then you must get routine check-ups, including STD testing.

There are specific STDs that are more common and thus should be tested for regularly. Here are the top 4 STD tests you should have.

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Read This Before You Go Back to College

As August begins, many Kansas City teens are preparing to start or go back to college. Classes, college friends, fun, and football season are likely on the brain.

Whether you attend school in KC or a more distant location, it’s key that you take steps to keep yourself healthy this semester.

Here are our tips for staying well as you head back to college!

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Celebrate National HIV Testing Day

“Take the Test, Take Control!” is the campaign slogan for National HIV Testing Day. Though it is a difficult topic, it is vitally important to your health to be aware of you HIV status. With over 1 million people living with HIV in the US, it’s important to educate young people on the importance of HIV testing. After someone has tested positive for HIV, they can seek medical attention as well as take the necessary precautions to prevent any further spreading of this condition.

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Learn the Basics on AIDS this AIDS Awareness Month

May is an important month for the HIV/AIDS community. Not only is it AIDS Awareness Month, it’s also National HIV Testing Day on June 27.

Though many know the acronyms HIV and AIDS, the details on these diseases are often fuzzy until you or someone you know is diagnosed.

To spread some AIDS awareness this May, we’re sharing the basics on the disease.

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