Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

April is National STD Awareness Month

Wednesday - Mar 28, 2007

April is National STD Awareness Month, sponsored by the American Social Health Association. Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) encourages all Illinois healthcare providers to alert clients to the increasing presence of sexually transmitted diseases (STD's) as they are one of the state's most persistent (yet preventable) health problems. Public awareness and knowledge remain critically low around the U.S., and STD's are occurring at epidemic levels, particularly in 15-29 year-olds. Education and testing are crucial, as many STD's may show few, if any, outward symptoms.

Read the full press relase. (PDF)