World AIDS Day 2020, Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience and Impact
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April is STD Awareness Month, an annual observance to raise public awareness about the impact of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) on the lives of Americans and the importance of preventing, testing for, and treating STDs.
There is a strong connection between STDs and HIV, as the behaviors and circumstances that put people at risk for STDs also put them at risk for HIV. Further, having an untreated STD can make a person more susceptible for HIV infection. In fact, being infected with genital herpes makes you 3 times more likely to get infected with HIV, if exposed.
In recognition of STD Awareness Month, we’d like to call our readers’ attention to several excellent resources available on HIV.gov: