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NMHealth recognizes STI Awareness Week and encourages safe sex habits April 17, 2024 - Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Awareness

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMHealth) is encouraging residents to recognize Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Awareness Week and always practice safe sex. STI Awareness Week, observed in the second full week of April (14-20), aims to raise awareness and reduce stigma around STI preventio... « read more »

March 4 marks International HPV Awareness Day and urges early vaccination and prevention February 29, 2024 - Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Awareness

About 85% of people nationwide will get a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in their lifetime – often without even knowing it. Vaccination of all 11–12-year-olds can protect them long before they are ever exposed. « read more »

Renewed public health order targets rising congenital syphilis cases October 16, 2023 - Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Alert

The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) takes action to address the rising threat of congenital syphilis by renewing and updating an ongoing public health order. The updated order directs medical professionals to increase syphilis testing in all individuals aged 18 to 50 across the state and to te... « read more »

Rise in syphilis cases in newborns causes concern October 5, 2022 - Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Information

DOH orders increase in syphilis testing of all pregnant women to prevent congenital syphilis in babies. « read more »