Resource Logo
CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update

CALIFORNIA: School Offers STD Testing (11.15.12) Aids Weekly Plus

Healthy Start, a licensed medical facility at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in Stockton, Calif., offers sex education, STD testing, and family planning services. Judy Rauzi, head of the Healthy Start program, declares that the goal is to get more students tested and to make them aware of the services that Healthy Start offers. All services are confidential, require signed parental consent forms before any measures can take place, and are open to everyone on the school campus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that almost three out of four teens have had sexual intercourse by the time they are 20 years old, and that four out of five of those teens have used different forms of contraceptives. Rauzi emphasizes that she is not encouraging students to have sex, but to be responsible and use protection. She explains, “I want more girls who are sexually active to come forward and ask questions, get tested, and get protection.” Rauzi adds that the services are available to male students too, and she urges all students to visit the Health Center to learn what information Healthy Start provides.


Copyright © 2012 -CDC Prevention News Update, Publisher. All rights reserved to Information, Inc., Bethesda, MD. The CDC National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention provides the following information as a public service only. Providing synopses of key scientific articles and lay media reports on HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis does not constitute CDC endorsement. This daily update also includes information from CDC and other government agencies, such as background on Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) articles, fact sheets, press releases and announcements. Reproduction of this text is encouraged; however, copies may not be sold, and the CDC HIV/STD/TB Prevention News Update should be cited as the source of the information. Contact the sources of the articles abstracted below for full texts of the articles.

Information in this article was accurate in November 16, 2012. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.