STDsSTIs is here to help people think, discuss and take responsible action on some of life’s biggest decisions – ones that often don’t get enough attention. We help raise the tough questions and ask young people to consider what really makes sense for them. Together, we can help Coloradans lead healthier lives and raise healthier families.
By creating awareness through social media, one-on-one outreach, being out at events, bars and other public venues, and providing a trusted resource that people can relate to, STDsSTIs is helping people “Just Talk About It” and take action to protect their own health and plan for becoming a parent.
What We Do
STDsSTIs work is focused around three important objectives:
Educate: Be the source of scientifically-based and accessible information
Alliances: Collaborate with other organizations to expand the understanding and acceptance of the sexual health model
Advocate: Advance supportive changes in sexual health policy
Thousands of individuals turn to STDsSTIs each year looking for information and guidance from a reliable source. Our many websites and publications serve as a critical means of information and support to users around the world who have difficulty accessing clear, non-biased information on sexual and reproductive health.
From individuals with questions on sexually transmitted infections, to parents looking for advice on how to talk to their kids about sexual health, to patients looking for support, STDsSTIs is a trusted resource.
Our education efforts extend to specific audiences beyond the general public, including healthcare providers. From the creation of continuing education programs for physicians to the development of resources such as toolkits, videos and apps geared toward providers, STDsSTIs works to ensure that providers can offer the best sexual health care to their patients.
With their ability to reach wide audience, the media are also an important target of STDsSTIs outreach. We work with a wide range of media outlets—TV, radio, print media, and popular web outlets—as a sought-after commentator on news and trends in popular culture that touch on sexual health issues, promoting positive coverage that destigmatizes the subject.
We work with a number of organizations and that share our goals of promoting sexual health issues in order to strengthen advocacy for sexual health promotion. We also regularly bring together and consult with professionals in the field to promote better understanding and acceptance of the sexual health model.
STDsSTIs works to secure sound policy responses to the sexually transmitted infection (STI) epidemic in the areas of prevention, treatment, diagnostics, and education through efforts with policymakers and national organizations.
We work in coalition with organizations in family planning, HIV, and women’s health, as well as organizations representing people of color and faith-based groups to keep STIs on the forefront of the policy agenda.
We Focus On
AIDS is a highly harmful infectious disease caused by HIV infection. HIV is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. It takes the most important CD4 T lymphocytes in the human immune system as the main target, destroying the cells in large quantities and depriving the body of immune function. Therefore, the human body is prone to various diseases, and malignant tumors can occur, and the mortality rate is high.
Bacterial vaginosis tends to affect women of childbearing age. Activities that change the balance of bacteria in the vagina, such as sexual intercourse or frequent douching, can increase a person’s risk. In some cases, there are no symptoms. In other cases, there may be abnormal vaginal discharge, itching, or odor.
Chancroid is a bacterial STI that is only spread through sexual contact. It causes painful ulcers or sores in the genital region. Women with chancroid often have no symptoms. Men will usually have a painful, erosive ulcer with ragged edges somewhere on the penis. Tissue around the sores can die and lead to more serious infection if not treated.
According to the CDC, Chlamydia is the most commonly reported bacterial STD. It is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. Watch out! Its symptoms are usually mild or absent, which allows it to silently affect you until things turn catastrophic.
Gonorrhea is a bacterial STD caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. It’s transmitted through sexual contact and can infect the mucous membranes of the reproductive system as well as the mouth, throat, and eyes. This STD, like all the others, can show no symptoms at all but, if left untreated, can cause dire consequences.
Hepatitis comes from a Latin word meaning “inflammation of the liver.” Though Hepatitis infections don’t originate sexually, they can spread through sexual contact making Hepatitis A, B, and C, sexually transmittable diseases.
HSV-1 and HSV-2 are the two strains of the herpes simplex virus that cause both oral and genital herpes. The most common symptom associated with herpes is cold sores. These painful sores can appear either in the genital or facial region. The sores are highly contagious, but it’s also possible to contract herpes without any sores present.
HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It’s an autoimmune disease that attacks the body and destroys immune cells that fight off diseases and infections. The body cannot fight off HIV by itself, but medications are available to keep HIV under control. With proper management, HIV+ individuals can lead happy and healthy lives.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). HPV is a different virus than HIV and HSV (herpes). HPV stands for human papillomavirus. It’s the most common sexually transmitted infection. HPV is usually harmless and goes away by itself, but some types can lead to cancer or genital warts.
Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV) is not very common in the United States and is most often seen in individuals who have had unprotected receptive anal sex. The first sign of LGV is a small painless ulcer at the point of infection—it may be so small, in fact, that it goes unnoticed. Swollen lymph nodes are the most common sign and usually appear a week to month later. Stiffness and aching in the groin may also occur.
Molluscum contagiosum is caused by a virus that can be spread sexually and by non-sexual contact through contaminated objects like towels, clothing or sex toys. Symptoms include shiny, smooth, white, dimpled bumps, with a curd-like core and itching on the genitals and trunk area.
Mucopurulent Cervicitis (MPC) is caused by Chlamydia, gonorrhea or other STIs, and can lead to PID if left untreated. Although MPC sometimes comes with no signs or symptoms, for women it can cause bleeding during or after sex, unusual vaginal discharge, spotting between periods, lower abdominal pain or pain during sex.
Untreated sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), a serious condition, in women. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the female reproductive organs. It usually occurs when sexually transmitted bacteria spread from your vagina to your uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries.
Scabies are parasites that infect the skin and cause really intense itching. Scabies are transferred by skin-to-skin contact and can occur anywhere on the body. This means that while scabies can be passed through sexual contact, it is usually passed through non-sexual skin-to-skin contact.
Syphilis is an extremely contagious infection caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. Syphilis can be contracted during any form of sex whether oral, vaginal, or anal. It’s best to treat syphilis in the beginning stages because as it progresses, it can lead to serious and often irreversible complications.
Trichomoniasis is the most common curable STI. Millions of people are infected each year in the United States. Signs in women include excessive, frothy, yellowish or greenish vaginal discharge. There may also be swelling of the vulva and labia along with painful urination. Symptoms in men may include painful urination with lesions on the penis, but most men with trichomoniasis will have no symptoms.
Sexual health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. Although sex is not vital for good health, it’s definitely good for you. It can boost circulation, help depression, soothe chronic pain, and reaffirm the joys of living. And sexual problems often signal deeper ills: Low libido, erectile dysfunction, genital infection, or sexual pain may hide a serious health problem such as diabetes or heart trouble.
Everything on earth has two sides, and men and women exist as well. To strengthen the understanding of “gender” is the need of human beings themselves and their reproduction. Therefore, opening the door of the sexes and uncovering the mysterious veil of sex are the subjects we have to face since childhood.
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