Americans from all backgrounds are affected by sexually transmitted infections (STIs). There are nearly 20 million new cases of STIs every year in the United States, and experts believe the majority of sexually active individuals will have one or more STIs in their lifetimes (though many cases are never diagnosed or recognized).

As journalists, you strive to provide the latest, most accurate information about STIs to your readers, listeners, viewers and visitors.

The American Sexual Health Association (ASHA), founded in 1914, is the oldest national nonprofit with a central mission of stopping STIs and their harmful consequences to individuals, families and communities. In an effort to fulfill its commitment to better public health, ASHA reaches out with a variety of tools: hotlines, media campaigns, printed materials, community-based projects, support groups, research and advocacy efforts. ASHA provides up-to-date, factual information to more than 5,000 people every day.

We believe strongly that journalists play an important role in helping ASHA educate the public about STIs. By contacting ASHA, you can get background information on STIs or reach a content expert.
If you are a journalist in need of information not found on this site, please contact Media Relations or call 919.361.3124.

This section of the site is intended to help you best serve your audience. We appreciate your feedback to ensure that this section best addresses your questions and issues about sexually transmitted infections.

To find out additional information, please contact:
Media Contact:
ASHA Media Relations
P.O. Box 13827
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
(919)361-3124 (voice)
(919)361-8425 (fax)

Download our media kit here.

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