syphilis - what do you know?

What’s going on?

When you think of STD’s, syphilis is probably not be the first one on your mind. We usually hear more about Chlamydia and Gonorrhea because they are more common. Syphilis was the lowest in the United States in the year 2000 but has been on the rise ever since.

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your voice matters! register to vote!

School is out and summer is here! Whether you are relaxing in the sun, earning some extra cash, getting a head start for next school year, or packing up to head to college, you can still be an activist and advocate for issues that you support.

There is one super easy way to be a summer activist: REGISTER TO VOTE!

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hiv testing 101

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day, a day to remind people to learn about their risk get tested for HIV so they can know their status.

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lgbt history lesson

June is Pride month – a great time to learn about the history of LGBTQ people throughout time!

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it’s men’s health week!

Did you know that boys actually visit the doctor less than girls overall? So this Men’s Health Week, check out some ways that dudes, guys, fellas, brothers, and anyone else can take charge of their health.

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take action to support the california healthy youth act!

Sexual and reproductive health is important-- and in order to own your health, it’s important to have all the right info. Sex ed should meet the needs of all teens, no matter where they live or who they love.

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own your health this graduation and beyond!

School is wrapping up which can bring on all the feels -- excited, scared, happy, sad, tired, etc. -- but that does not mean you can forget about your health! No matter if you are graduating or just finishing another year, you should be proud that you have reached this milestone! And, with summer coming, this is a great time to take charge of your health.

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talking is power!

When it comes to your health, there is a lot to think about. From protecting yourself against pregnancy and STDs, to navigating relationships, and understanding your own identity, it can be hard to know what and who to trust. That is where parents and other trusted adults come in! They were once your age and may be more helpful than you would think.

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when it comes to preventing pregnancy, you have options!

If you are sexually active and aren’t ready to have a baby anytime soon, it’s important to get started on the birth control method that is right for you. If you haven’t started having sex yet, it’s a good idea to think about what method you might want to start in advance, so you are protected when you are ready.

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tips for a happy and healthy prom!

Prom is a great time to celebrate the end of the year, the start of summer, and moving on to your next step in life, if it is your senior prom. Even with all this fun, prom can be a stressful or emotional time for some people. Check out these tips for making your prom a fun, happy, and healthy experience!

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