April 10 – 16, 2022 is Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Week

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The San Francisco Monthly STI Report (sfdph.org) for February is now available for viewing here

April 10 – 16, 2022 is Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Week

This annual observance is an opportunity to bring a focus to STD prevention during a continued global pandemic when individuals may access fewer sexual and other health care services. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and congenital syphilis are increasing in all regions of California and continue to be an important public health concern. This is a great time to open up discussions with your patients and clients about their sexual health and equip them with the knowledge and tools to prevent, test for, and treat STDs. Let’s work together to ensure all communities understand the local STD testing and treatment resources that are available and how to access them.

Please see the following resources and consider incorporating local STD Awareness Week messaging in your announcements to patients and clients.

If you have questions or are interested in learning more about what is available to support STD prevention and education, please email alyson.decker@sfdph.org.

Thank you for all you do to protect the sexual health of San Franciscans.

For the full monthly report this editorial appeared in, please visit Department of Public Health - Research, Health Assessments & Data (sfdph.org) webpage and scroll down to San Francisco Monthly STI Reports.