Sexual Health Communication Framework

While many individuals in the United States are sexually healthy and experience positive, life-enriching relationships, diseases and life-threatening conditions related to sexuality and sexual behavior are a serious problem. Opinions on how to address sexual health issues are diverse, reflecting the wide-ranging values of individuals and groups seeking solutions.

AIR worked closely with CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention to develop and test a new evidence-based communication framework for sexual health. The results of the research and testing were published by the peer-reviewed journal Public Health Reports in a special supplemental issue.