HIV Testing - Guidelines for Teens
Review the latest guidelines about HIV testing from the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics, including that all teens should be routinely tested for HIV.
Teen STD Statistics
Parents don't often think of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as a pediatric problem. If you review the latest STD statistics, you will see that STDs are a fairly common among teens and why many experts still consider STDs to be a 'hidden epidemic' in our communities.
STDs are common among teens and young adults. That makes it important for pediatricians, parents, and teens to think about testing for STDs when teens have symptoms and regular screening if they are sexually active.
Review the symptoms of common STDs, like chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
Genital Herpes Prevention and Treatment
Review the symptoms of a genital herpes outbreak and how you can get genital herpes.
Syphilis Prevention and Treatment
Review how syphilis is transmitted and the symptoms and stages of syphilis.
Gonorrhea Diagnosis and Treatment
Review the symptoms of gonorrhea and how this sexually transmitted disease is diagnosed and treated.
Chlamydia Prevention and Treatment
Review the symptoms of chlamydia infections and how this STD is diagnosed and treated with antibiotics.