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CASES OF sexually transmitted infections (STIs), also known as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), hit an all-time high in 2016.1 Review these websites for information about prevention, treatment, and more.


National HIV, STD, and Hepatitis Testing


A service of the CDC, this website lets users locate the nearest STI testing centers with their ZIP code. A portion of the website is dedicated to defining STIs, including signs and symptoms, modes of transmission, and prevention. Other sections provide links to fact sheets and frequently asked questions.


Association of Reproductive Health Professionals


This website contains links to materials for patients, continuing-education sources for healthcare professionals, and clinical publications for information on STIs. A section of the website features research on STIs and slide presentations on various topics.


American Sexual Health Association


The American Sexual Health Association is dedicated to informing the public about all aspects of sexual health, including STIs. Included under this website's STI section are myths and facts about infections, statistics, ways to reduce the risk of contracting an STI, patient education resources, videos, and testing recommendations.


IMPT for Reproductive Health


The Initiative for Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (IMPT) is a global collaboration of product developers, researchers, and healthcare professionals committed to bringing multipurpose prevention technologies (MPTs) to the market. MPTs are designed to help prevent at least two reproductive/sexual health risks, such as unintended pregnancy and HIV infection or another STI.




1. CDC. 2016 sexually transmitted disease surveillance. 2017. [Context Link]