Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET

Private MD News

Home | News | Chlamydia

Colorado schools use STD testing to stop disease

Category: Chlamydia

Young people between the ages of 14 and 24 are significantly more likely to contract a sexually transmitted disease, and many experts feel that more must be done to stem the problem.

Educational efforts are underway across the country to teach high school students the importance of practicing safer sex, but some schools have taken even further steps to stop the spread of infections.

The Denver Times recently reported on Colorado schools that have healthcare centers at middle and high schools that offer everything from STD testing to pregnancy testing. The centers also offer information and advice to teens who may be sexually active.

"When it comes to adolescent health, the reproductive piece often gets overlooked, sometimes intentionally," said Melinda Gonzales, director of adolescent health programs for the Colorado Association for School-Based Healthcare. "Most people are supportive but they just don’t know how much such programs are needed. And a few are vocal in their opposition."

Many feel that programs like these can help reduce the number of infections, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that STD testing is one of the most effective ways to stop diseases from spreading.

Related Articles from Private MD:

Share on Facebook

Subscribe to Private MD Health News RSS Feed: Subscribe

News Categories:

Advanced Lipid Treatment I   Allergy Testing   Anemia and RBC disorders   Autoimmune Diseases   Bariatric Lab Testing   Blood and Blood Diseases   Breast   Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers   Celiac Disease Testing   Chlamydia   Coagulation and blood clotting disorders   Colon   Diabetes   DNA, Paternity and Genetic testing   Drug Screening   Environmental Toxin Testing   Female Specific Tests   Gastrointestinal Diseases   General Health   General Wellness   Heart Health and Cholesterol   Herpes   HIV   HIV monitoring/Treatment/Testing/Post Diagnos   Hormones and Metabolism   Infectious Diseases   Infertility Testing-Male   Infertitlity Hormone Testing   Kidney Diseases   Leukemia and WBC disorders   Liver   Liver Diseases   Lyme Disease   Male Specific Tests   Menopause/Peri-Menopausal Diagnosis   Musculoskeletal Diseases   Organ Specific Testing   Ovarian   Prostate   Sexually Transmitted Diseases   Thyroid Diseases   Transgender Hormone Testing-female to male   Transgender Hormone Testing-Male to Female   Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment   

Visit the Health News Archive: Click Here

Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test? Click here to get started or call us toll-free at 1.877.283.7882. Our professionals are ready to assist you.

Back to top