STD Awareness Week

STD Awareness Week is April 9-15. Please help us spread STD awareness by sharing the graphic below.

DSHS wants to raise awareness about sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, and ensure people have the tools and knowledge for prevention, testing, and treatment.

Talk Test Treat

STDs are preventable and treatable, and most are curable. DSHS asks individuals and healthcare providers to take three simple actions – Talk. Test. Treat. – to protect their health, the health of their partners, and that of their patients. DSHS encourages everyone to talk openly and honestly to their partner(s) and healthcare provider about sexual health and STDs. Test to know for sure if you have an STD. If you test positive for an STD, treat your infection to be sure you stay healthy and to avoid passing it on to others.

You can lower your risk of getting an STD by:

  • Not having sex.
  • Limiting your number of sex partners.
  • Using a condom every time.
  • If you are sexually active, or thinking of becoming sexually active, it is important that you Talk. Test. Treat.

Find STD testing locations in Texas.

Find STD treatment locations in Texas.

CDC also offers Talk. Test. Treat. campaign materials messages and helpful links for you to share.