Statistics show that one in two young people will contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD) by age 25 because of uneducated decisions regarding their sexual health. Spearheaded by an ongoing public information partnership between MTV and the Kaiser Family Foundation, Get Yourself Tested Month was established in April 2009 to inform young people about STDs and promote testing and treatment when necessary. Sponsors have supported the goals of this month through promotions on MTV and its affiliated networks, and Planned Parenthood has provided educational resources online at its nationwide networks of health centers.
To support your community during this important awareness month, distribute branded condoms and imprinted healthcare products to local public health organizations, schools and non-profits to encourage more responsible decision making about sex. While Get Yourself Tested Month is targeted at younger audiences, this awareness date impacts people of all ages. By participating in this month, not only will you be promoting a great cause, but you will also establish your company as an organization that cares about its local community.
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