Sexually Transmitted Infections Awareness Month. Each April, ASHA recognizes STD Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): There are 20 million new STI cases in the U.S. every year.
Each of us—patients, families, and healthcare personnel—has an important role to play in keeping patients safe from infection. First and foremost, know the basics of infection prevention. Do your part—and hand hygiene is key! Whether you’re in a healthcare facility or in the community, there are things healthcare professionals, patients, and family members can do to stay safe from infections. Learn more today!