What about the guys?
There is much less literature on STI estimates in teen males. In fact, there isn’t even a recommended HPV test for men, and the only approved tests on the market are for women and cervical cancer in women (http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv-and-men.htm).
Part 1 - “1 in 4 teen girls has an STD”
You may have seen this statistic on our billboards or campaign posters around the area.
This statistic comes from a 2008 study conducted by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, and it was the first national study to look at the prevalence (or the total number of new and existing infections at a given time) of STIs in adolescent females.
On March 8 and 9, KAPPI, along with several local companies and organizations, will be putting on two events featuring Jamar Rogers, a finalist on the hit NBC Show The Voice.
If you’ve been cruising around Knox County recently, you may have spotted our billboards.
If you’ve seen a movie at a Regal Cinema theater lately, you may have seen the My Body, My Future public service announcement (PSA) before the show starts.
If you’re a new parent, you will be facing a lot of new challenges, many you may have never seen coming. You will find that there are a lot of things you had never thought about that now you must plan for.
Getting routine shots from your doctor is never fun, but getting HPV is worse.
Protect yourself by getting vaccinated. The HPV Vaccine is cancer prevention. Ask your doctor about what you can do to stay safe, or call 865-215-5000 to schedule a vaccination appointment at the Health Department.