Trichomoniasis, or "Trich," is the most common, curable STD in the United States, yet a recent survey by the American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) found that only one in five women are familiar with it.
While STIs cross all racial lines, African Americans are disproportionately at risk for such common infections as chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and syphilis. African-American women must take the first step to protect our health: Talk about sex.
The timely apologies issued at the highest levels of the U.S. Government are welcomed. Now they should be backed up with action across the Southern hemisphere to control or in some cases eliminate the region's neglected tropical diseases.