Sexually Transmitted Infections
STDs vs. STIs
STD is visible
STI is non-visible
Are STIs still an issue?
In 1997 it appeared as though there would be a continuing decrease in STIs
(obviously did not happen!)
Disproportionately affects young adults and teens
Some are reportable (Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV) and some are
not (Trich, HPV) WHY?
STI-related stigma: awareness that people are judged negatively for