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Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence. (WHO working definition, 2002)
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Basic information on HIV and AIDS, as well as resources on HIV prevention
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Find an HIV test site near you from the National HIV Testing Database, a CDC-sponsored service available 24 hours a day
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Up-to-date information about STDs and
answers to personal health questions
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Sexual violence affects people, particularly women, at all stages of life
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Learn more about CDC's new immunization strategy to eliminate transmission of hepatitis B in adults
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Promoting Health for Women Before, During, and After Pregnancy
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Working with public health partners to provide health promotion, screening and interventions for women of reproductive age to reduce risk factors that might affect future pregnancies
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Learn more about these infections and prevention for your baby
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Last Reviewed: 3/27/2007
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