Teen Health 411
Teen Health 411

New Resource: STDUniversity.org

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STDUniversity.org
is the first web site to provide an interactive, personalized recommendation for which STD tests someone should get using answers to questions and the screening guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force.

Research suggests that more than two-thirds of all STDs occur in young adults under 25 years of age and this site is organized like a university with departments, courses, and events to provide engaging and useful information about sexually transmitted diseases and testing. The interactive test recommendation is designed to emulate a pre-test counseling session and the assessment delivers a personalized report about testing for the most common STDs.

You can also find expert advice, movies and free music downloads on this site - in the different buildings you mouse over - to help keep it interesting. In the journalism building I found a very scary statistic suggesting 9.7 percent of college freshman have Chlamydia. Check it out!

Photo credit: The Dilly Lama

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About the Author

Dr. Brown is a developmental psychologist specializing in adolescent health.

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