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Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Infections can impact service members’ health and readiness to perform their duties. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. STI rates hit record highs every year from 2014 to 2019. In June, the Military Health System seeks to raise awareness of the risk of STIs and their impact on military readiness, and promote methods of STI prevention.

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Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention - Use Prevention - Using proper protection seriously lowers your risk of getting or spreading sexual transmitted infections.

Suggested Social Media Message: “STIs pose a serious risk to service members’ health, and their readiness. Using the right prevention methods and regular testing lowers your risk. Learn more with this article from the U.S. Army Public Health Center. https://www.army.mil/article/250563/protect_yourself_in_the_war_against_sexually_transmitted_infections #PreventSTIs #TalkTestTreat #TalkTestTreatReady“


Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention - Prevention DYK? - DYK...proper and consistent condom use can be up to 96% effective in preventing common STIs?

Suggested Social Media Message: “Did you know that condoms are an important and effective way of preventing the spread of STI? Depending on the disease, and with proper use, condoms prevent up to 96% of STI transmission. https://www.cdc.gov/condomeffectiveness #PreventSTIs #TalkTestTreat #TalkTestTreatReady“


Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention - STI Rates - STI rates are on the rise across the country. Don't be part of the problem! Use protection and pick your partners wisely!

Suggested Social Media Message: “Don’t fall into the “it won’t happen to me” trap. It’s shocking but true… 1 in 5 Americans has an STI. Read more at:
https://health.mil/News/Articles/2021/07/06/Sexually-transmitted-infections-you-may-have-one-and-not-know-it #PreventSTIs #TalkTestTreat #TalkTestTreatReady“


Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention - Know Your Partner's Partners - Talk to your partner(s) about STIs and safer sex practices, and get tested anytime you or they have a new partner.

Suggested Social Media Message: “Honest communication between sexual partners is essential. Talk to your partner(s) about STIs and safer sex practices, especially if you or they have multiple partners. Regular testing, especially when you have a new partner, lowers your risk of getting or passing on an STI. https://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment #PreventSTIs #TalkTestTreat #TalkTestTreatReady“

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