But we do recommend if a teen ends up positive for chlamydia infection that they get tested for the other common STDs, which means gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV. We don't recommend routine human papillomavirus (HPV) testing. And of course, if your partner tests positive for an STD, you need to get yourself tested, as well. How are STD tests done?Author: Stephanie Watson. Explore Campaigns Find ways to take action both online and off.; What is DoSomething.org? A global movement for good.
The only way to know for sure if you have an STD is to get tested. You can get an STD from having sex with someone who has no symptoms. Just like you, that person might not even know he or she has an STD. Where can I get tested? There are places that offer teen-friendly, confidential, and free STD tests. Adolescents ages 15-24 account for nearly half of the 20 million new cases of STDs each year. 1 Today, two in five sexually active teen girls have had an STD that can cause infertility and even death. 2 Also, though rates of HIV are very low among adolescents, males make up more than 80 percent of HIV diagnoses among 13- to 19-year-olds. 3 STDs often have no obvious sign or physical symptom Author: Office of Adolescent Health.
STD Statistics indicate teens 15 to 24 make up half of the STD-infected adults. STD stats for sexually active teens are rising due to increased sexuality among teens. This article offers STD statistics and STD rates on the most common sexually transmitted diseases. Use the links below to visit the STD fact sheet web pages in English and Spanish. Print versions of these fact sheets are available on the web pages. If you’d like to include this content on your web site with automatic updates, visit the Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Syndicated Content.