There needs to be regular assessment of the infected

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There needs to be regular assessment of the infected person and counselling of a sexual partner of an individual that is infected with an STD. Apart from all guidelines it is very important to educate and to proper counsel all individuals within society about STDs, ways they are transmitted and treatment that is available if an STD is contracted. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact during vaginal, anal and oral sex. There are more than 35 infectious organisms that are transmitted through sexual activity. In the United States 46% of all high school students have had sexual intercourse by the time they graduate high school. Although teen pregnancy and birth rates have declined, the rates of sexually transmitted diseases are at an unprecedented high and more than half of newly acquired infections occur among adolescents and young adults (CDC, 2017). In order to stop this rise, public health officials need to step in and create more sexual education school programs that give proper education and free STD testing to all sexually active teens. These programs should be presented to youth in junior high before they become sexually active. Once they are in high school there should be a sex education program that reviews what they learned in junior high and educated them further on the many diseases and how to protect themselves. All sexual education programs should be mandatory for them to take before they graduate. “Just as schools are critical to preparing students academically and socially, they are also vital partners in helping young people take responsibility for their health and adopt health-enhancing attitudes and behaviors that can last a lifetime.” (CDC, 2018) 13
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