While studying abroad, you may receive mixed messages about sexuality. Be aware of the messages you are receiving and have enough self-respect to take care of yourself. Remember that sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are everywhere around the world, and only your behavior can prevent you from acquiring these diseases. Specifically, students studying abroad should be aware of condom quality, HIV antibody testing, clean blood supplies, sterile needles, and medical facilities in the target country.
The U.S. State Department’s website for travelers, www.travel.state.gov, has more information on HIV/AIDS screening for each country.
Center for Disease Control National AIDS Information – (800) 342-AIDS http://www.cdc.gov/hiv