April is STD Awareness Month, an annual observance to raise public awareness about the impact of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) on the lives of Americans and the importance of preventing, testing for, and treating STDs. It is an opportunity to normalize routine STD testing and conversations about sexual health. Read more about STD Awareness Month in the Senate and the House of Representatives Congressional Resolutions.
Since 2009, MTV, the Kaiser Family Foundation, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other partners have been supporting National STD Awareness Month with the GYT: Get Yourself Tested campaign to inform young people about STDs, encourage and normalize testing for STDs, and connect young people to testing centers. While here on the STD Awareness Month site, please check out our GYT campaign section for the latest campaign materials to help spread the word through posters, banner ads, widgets, and more. The Kaiser Family Foundation offers partner information about the GYT campaign on its Web site, or you can go directly to the campaign Web site at www.GYTnow.org.
We hope the content on this site will assist your efforts to educate, motivate, and mobilize your local community in the prevention of STDs, not just in April, but year round.
For more information on STDs, visit www.cdc.gov/std.