April is Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month. I wish I could report a more celebratory month-long celebration of sex, but you can never really talk to much about safer sex and the prevention of sexually transmitted infections and diseases.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with partners the Kaiser Family Foundation, MTV Networks, the American Social Health Association, the National Coalition of STD Directors and Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) to implement a month-long national STD awareness and testing campaign in April 2009.
The campaign will focus on raising awareness about STDs, normalizing STD testing, and encouraging testing.
This campaign will be part of MTV’s broader “It’s Your Sex Life” campaign (focused on promoting sexual responsibility), but it will have a separate identity as part of a heightened focus on STD awareness and testing for the month of April. The campaign will include on-air (ads, programming), online, and text messaging components, including a dedicated website with resources for consumers and providers.
What will you do to raise awareness of STDs during the month of April?