GET YOURSELF TESTED!
1 in 2 sexually active young people will get an STD by age 25...and most won't know it.
GET TESTED TODAY.
NDSU Student Health Service
GET YOURSELF TALKING!
Do you know?
- STDs impact young people the hardest. Half of all STDs are in people under 25 years old, although they represent only a quarter of people having sex.
- The only sure way to avoid STDs is to not have vaginal, anal, or oral sex. If you are sexually active, you can reduce your risk of getting an STD by using a condom.
- More people are using condoms for protection today than ever before. Using a condom can take a lot of the worry out of sex, since it can protect you from pregnancy and STDs.
- You can’t tell if someone has an STD just by looking at them. Many STDs don’t cause any symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to get tested.
- STD tests are not always part of a regular doctor visit. Many doctors may not give you an HIV or STD test unless you ask for one.
- Even if you use birth control, you should still think about STD prevention. Birth control methods like the pill, patch, ring, and IUD are very effective at preventing pregnancy, but they do not protect against STDs and HIV.
For more information, visit the CDC website for STD Awareness Month- Know the Facts.
ABSTINENCE: Not everyone chooses to have sex. Some people choose to abstain to avoid any risk of pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease (STD). Some choose to abstain because of their beliefs or values. Some abstain because they simply are not ready for intercourse. Remember, abstinence is the only 100% certain way of not becoming pregnant or acquiring a sexually transmitted disease.
You have the right to have your values and limits respected.
You have the right to refuse sex any time, for any reason.