External STD References

  • The American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) is one of the most trusted sources of reliable information on STDs/STIs and sexual health
  • The world’s largest medical library – information for consumers and clinicians on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions
  • Basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases
  • An easy to read ‘just the facts’ link addressing common and uncommon STDs
  • Information, statistics, STD resources, and treatment guidelines for sexually transmitted diseases from the CDC’s Division of STD Prevention
  • A series of healthcare books for medical professionals and consumers

STD/Sexual Health References by Age Group

Young Adult

  • Information about STDs, sex education, sexuality, and sexual health advice for teens and young 20′s

Older Adult

  • Sexual health answers about the unique challenges, opportunities, and the joys of sex and intimacy in your later years

STD/Sexual Health References by Country

Canada

  • The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) is one of North America’s oldest national organizations devoted to the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Similar the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the US, Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health
  • British Columbia’s information resource for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and infections (STIs)

United Kingdom

  • A sexual health charity providing positive, informed, and non-judgmental sexual health services, education and resources
  • A variety of sexual health services that are free and available to everyone regardless of sex, age, ethnic origin and sexual orientation
  • Free and confidential sexual health services and advice for young people under 25

Australia

  • Developed by Marie Stopes International of Australia to provide a comprehensive source of information about sexually transmitted infections and infections of the reproductive system
  • Melbourne Sexual Health Centre is a free, walk-in clinic providing testing and treatment for sexually transmissible infections
  • A sexual health information site by Marie Stopes International for those under 25

STD References by Type of STD

Chlamydia

  • Established in January 2008 and is comprised of national non-profit organizations, healthcare professional associations, advocacy groups, health insurers, and local, state, and federal government representatives

CMV (Cytomegalovirus)

  • Comprised of families, friends and medical professionals personally affected by CMV and committed to public education efforts to prevent future cases of the virus

Hepatitis

  • A registered non-profit organization founded in 1997 by Alan Franciscus and other Hepatitis positive individuals to address the lack of education, support, and services available at that time for the HCV & HBV population
  • Dedicated to liver health and the prevention of liver-related diseases, they inform and educate by making available reliable and up-to-date facts
  • A national non-profit organization dedicated to the global problem of hepatitis B, finding a cure, and improving the quality of life for those affected by hepatitis B worldwide
  • Their mission is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support, and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease
  • The first non-profit organization in the United States that addresses the disproportionately high rates of chronic hepatitis B infection and liver cancer in Asians and Asian Americans
  • A not-for-profit, non-government, community organization recognizing the diversity of and representing the interests of people affected by or at risk of viral hepatitis

Hepatitis/HIV Co-Infection

  • High-quality, accurate, and timely online information about treatment, management, and prevention of HIV, hepatitis B and C, HIV/HBV and HIV/HCV co-infection, and related conditions

Herpes

  • The Herpes Resource Center (HRC) focuses on increasing education, public awareness, and support to anyone concerned about herpes
  • The Herpes Viruses Association helps to improve life for people with herpes simplex
  • Funded by New Zealand District Health Boards and a foundation endowment, NZHF seeks to provide accurate up-to-date information, support, and understanding to people diagnosed with genital herpes

HIV/AIDs

  • Their mission is to use the web to lower barriers between patients and clinicians, demystify HIV/AIDS and its treatment, improve the quality of life for all people living with HIV/AIDS, and foster community through human connection
  • AVERT is an international HIV and AIDS charity, based in the UK, working to avert HIV and AIDS worldwide, through education, treatment, and care
  • National AIDS Trust (NAT) is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to transforming society’s response to HIV. They provide expertise and practical resources while championing the rights of people living with HIV
  • Founded in 1989, The National Association of People With HIV Australia (NAPWHA) is Australia’s peak non-government organization representing community-based groups of people living with HIV. NAPWHA provides advocacy, effective representation, policy, health promotion, and outreach on a national level

HPV (Human Papillomavirus)

  • HPV News is a publication of the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) that provides information on genital warts, cervical cancer prevention, the latest scientific discoveries, and the newest treatment information.
  • One of North America’s oldest national organizations promoting optimal women’s health through leadership, collaboration, education, research and advocacy in the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to women and their families affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities

These resources are updated monthly (sometimes daily)! We come across new information and great resources while researching all of the time, but we don’t always catch everything. Should you have a website, a hotline, a testing locator, treatment information, etc. you’d like to suggest we include on these pages, please let us know! We love to hear from our readers and want to include only the most relevant and reputable links available. You can make a suggestion via the STD Forum or privately on our contact form; either way works!

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