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What Is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

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What Is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

 Pelvic inflammatory disease, or PID, is an infection of the organs of a women’s reproductive system. They include the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and cervix. It’s usually caused by a sexually transmitted infection (STI), like chlamydia or gonorrhea, and is treated with antibiotics. You might not notice any symptoms of PID early on. But as the infection gets worse, you can have: Pain in your lower belly and pelvis Heavy discharge from your vagina with an unpleasant odor Bleeding between periods Pain during sex Fever and chills Pain when you pee or a hard time going Call your doctor...

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NATIONAL YOUTH HIV & AIDS AWARENESS DAY April 10

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NATIONAL YOUTH HIV & AIDS AWARENESS DAY April 10

NATIONAL YOUTH HIV & AIDS AWARENESS DAY April 10 National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) is an annual observance that takes place on April 10. Advocates for Youth https://www.aids.gov/images/exitaidsdisc.png plans and directs this observance day. Visit the NYHAAD site https://www.aids.gov/images/exitaidsdisc.png for resources and more information.

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NATIONAL WOMEN AND GIRLS HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY MARCH 10

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National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an annual observance to recognize the impact of HIV on women and girls. Mark your calendars now for this March 10th observance. The 2017 theme is The Best Defense Is a Good Offense. Below are some ways you can get involved around National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – on March 10 or during March.   LEARN ABOUT THE EPIDEMIC Get this fact sheet about women and HIV,  and other fact sheets about the epidemic and other resources. Learn the HIV/AIDS Basics. Know the Facts, Take Care of Yourself. Visit womenshealth.gov for health resources...

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How to Ask Your Partner to Get Tested

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How to Ask Your Partner to Get Tested

Asking a partner to be tested for STI's can be a very difficult conversation. It is a sensitive subject for most and may result in hurt feelings or other emotions. Some may take the request the wrong way and assume their partner believes they are dirty or sleep around. However, if a person clearly communicates the reasons for wanting their partner to be tested, and get tested with their partner, the conversation may go a lot smoother. A person may demonstrate that they are looking out for the safety of themselves and their partner.   The best time to discuss...

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NATIONAL LATINX AIDS AWARENESS DAY October 15

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NATIONAL LATINX AIDS AWARENESS DAY  October 15

NATIONAL LATINX AIDS AWARENESS DAY October 15 The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA), the Hispanic Federation and many other organizations organize this day. Find NLAAD resources at http://www.nlaad.org/, including posters, graphics, PSAs and themed materials.

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