Contact Us

Michigan Department Of Community Health Encourages STD Testing

Chung Sung-Jun, Getty Images

April is Sexually Transmitted Diseases Awareness month and the Michigan Department of Community Health recommends that all sexually active adults get tested.  Check out how you can keep your genitals safe.

Statistics on STDs are alarming and Genesee county has been hit with more cases than the statewide average.  According to a study from the Genesee County Health Department, Genesee has almost 3 times the amount of chlamydia and gonorrhea infections when compared to other counties.  Which is why it’s so important for people who are sexually active to get tested.

“Because STDs often do not have recognizable symptoms, being tested is the only way to determine if you’ve contracted an STD or not,” said Olga Dazzo, director of the Michigan Department of Community Health.

There are a lot of different routes to go when being tested, but anybody who has been sexually active should get it done.  Most diseases are curable or manageable and could help avoid some serious long term problems, including a higher risk of HIV infection, infertility, and certain cancers are caused by STDs. And don’t worry guys, they don’t have to shove a Q-Tip up your wiener anymore.

For more info on how to get checked, talk to your doctor and check out:


Center for Disease Control

Planned Parenthood


Trending on

Recommended for You

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for Friends With Benefits quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Friends With Benefits contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.