Get Healthy and Ready for Summer 2023

Diverse Group of People Celebrating in an Outdoor Setting

The warmer months are full of events that celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.  Preparing for this season is a great opportunity to make sure that you stay healthy before, during, and after these celebrations.

Know Before You Go

If travelling, check out travel or health-related advisories for your destination a month before you go and again closer to your trip.

Stay Up to Date on Your Sexual Health Care

Visit your health care provider or find a health clinic to stay up to date with your sexual health care. Discuss the types of sex you have so that your provider can offer testing and prevention services, including vaccines, that are right for you.

Stay Up to Date on COVID-19

Whether you are staying close to home for events or travelling internationally or domestically, stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and other prevention strategies.

Stop Overdose

To address the increasing number of overdose deaths related to both prescription opioids and illicit drugs, CDC created a website to educate people who use drugs, or are in environments where drugs might be used, about the dangers of illicitly manufactured fentanyl, the risks and consequences of mixing drugs, the lifesaving power of naloxone, and the importance of reducing stigma around recovery and treatment options.  It is important to be aware that fentanyl is often added to other drugs, including stimulants like cocaine, which makes drugs cheaper, more powerful, more addictive, and more dangerous.

Find Testing and Resources
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline if you are experiencing mental health-related distress or are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

Connect with a trained crisis counselor. 988 is confidential, free, and available 24/7/365.

Visit the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline for more information at

Related CDC Resources
Get Tested - Find a Testing Site Near You
Atlas Plus - Explore Interactive CDC Data
CDC 24/7 - Protecting America's Safety, Health, and Security