This month, we honor National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day on April 10 and STD Awareness Week April 12-18. These national health observances remind us to #knowthefacts when it comes to STD and HIV prevention, testing and treatment, and how young people can stay protected. This includes making informed sexual health decisions and knowing how to access sexual health services.
Get the facts about STDs and their impacts on young people from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (below).
Visit www.TeenConnectTampaBay.org for comprehensive sexual health resources in Hillsborough County, including a searchable directory to find a provider near you, and the ability to connect with a resource navigator for personalized support. Remember, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, some services such as walk-in STD testing may no longer be available. Be sure to call the health center before visiting.