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Beyond the Data Update — Adolescence: Preparing for Lifelong Health and Wellness

Today’s youth are engaging less in some risky behaviors, yet they need help in other areas as they navigate the adolescent years. Listen as Dr. John Iskander and Dr. Kathleen Ethier discuss the results of the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey to learn about the progress being made and the challenges that remain.


CDC's Program for LGBT Youth

Dr. Howell Wechsler discusses how CDC supports HIV/STD prevention for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.

Youth Behaviors and HIV Risk

Dr. Laura Kann explains which youth behaviors related to HIV risk are measured by the Youth Risk Behavior Survey. In addition to questions about sexual behaviors, the survey also covers topics like bullying, sexual violence, and alcohol and drug use.


CDC: Dena's Story

Dena discusses her HIV diagnosis in 1991 during college and living with HIV as a mom, with her daughter Candace urging young people to talk with parents if they need help.

CDC: Jamar's Story

Singer Jamar Rogers discusses living with and fighting the stigma around HIV, and having the strong support of his mom, Danielle.

Let's Talk About Sexual Health

This video features CDC Epidemiologist, Elizabeth Torrone, PhD MSPH, discussing the importance of a healthy dialogue concerning sexual health between youth and their health providers.

What are STDs?

This video, featuring CDC's Dr. John Douglas, Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention, attempts to raise awareness about Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).