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April is STD Awareness Month

Many experts agree that in the U.S., sexually transmitted diseases and infections (STDs/STIs) are at epidemic levels. More than one in two Americans will contract an STD/STI in their lifetime. Currently, one in four teens contracts an STD/STI each year. It is critical that teens learn safe sex practices and are educated about STDs and STIs.

April is designated as STD Awareness Month so that healthcare professionals can help educate their patients about this important topic. Commonly acquired STDs/STIs include HIV, HPV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and viral hepatitis. It is critical for anyone who is sexually active to understand how to avoid these conditions. Some sexually transmitted conditions including HPV, which causes genital warts and cervical cancer, can be avoided with a vaccination.

It is important for people to know that many STDs/STIs are curable and all STDs/STIs are treatable. Dr. Amy Siegel is both compassionate and discreet. She can diagnose and treat STDs and STIs in women. She also administers the HPV vaccine. To make an appointment with Dr. Amy Siegel, call 201-225-1555.

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