Apparently simple messages about HIV and AIDS given in mass media advertising programmes may have unwanted results and need to be balanced by appropriate professional interpretation to teenagers. National Center for Biotechnology Information , U. Journal List Genitourin Med v. Genitourin Med. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Copyright notice.
The content here can be syndicated added to your web site. STDs are diseases that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact. Many of these STDs do not show symptoms for a long time. Even without symptoms, they can still be harmful and passed on during sex. Anyone who is sexually active can get an STD. STDs are common, especially among young people.
Each year an estimated million new cases of curable sexually transmitted infections STI occur worldwide with the highest rates among year olds, followed by year olds. A minority of adolescents have access to any acceptable and affordable STI services. This document presents a review of the literature documenting existing experience with the provision of STI services for adolescents.
Author information: 1 Dept. Sexually transmitted diseases STDs are a serious health problem for adolescents, occurring in an estimated one-quarter of sexually active teen-agers. Many of the health problems--including STDs--result from specific risk-taking behaviors.