HIV, STD & Hepatitis Branch

Youth Resources: Websites You Can Trust

Sexual Health Info

    An Essential Access Health project features accurate and reliable information about STDs, birth control, healthy relationships, and teen rights to accessing sensitive services in California.
  • Planned Parenthood
    Planned Parenthood webpage that explores topics surrounding relationships, sex, consent, and sexual and reproductive anatomy.
  • GYT - Get Yourself Tested
    A campaign supported by a network of leading organizations including the Centers for Disease Control. GYT provides facts on STDs, testing, and protection.
  • - Know The Facts First 
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services created website that offers reliable, useful information on health and well-being, including information on preventing STDs.
  • Young Men's Health
    Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital developed website that provides accurate health information for teenage boys and young men.
  • I Wanna Know
    American Sexual Health Association site offering in-depth information on sexual health for teens and young adults.
    A collaboration between Advocates for Youth and Youth Tech Health, AMAZE provides medically accurate, age-appropriate, affirming, and honest sex education that young adolescents can access through engaging videos.

Healthy Relationships

    National Domestic Violence Hotline project that provides a safe, inclusive space online for young people to access information designed specifically for them. The website provides comprehensive education on healthy, unhealthy and abusive dating relationships and behaviors.
  • Break the Cycle
    Break the Cycle aims to inspire and support young people 12-24 to build healthy relationships and create a culture without abuse. The website offers information about dating abuse and ways to be involved in youth leadership.
  • That’s Not Cool
    Created by Futures Without Violence in partnership with the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women, That’s Not Cool is a public education initiative that raises awareness and provides tools to address dating violence. The interactive educational tools and resources support young people as they learn to recognize, avoid, and prevent dating violence.

LGBTQ+ Resources

  • The San Diego LGBT Community Center Youth Services
    The San Diego LGBT Community center has drop-in youth centers in Hillcrest and South Bay for LGBTQ and non-binary youth, youth living with HIV and their families and allies. Creating access to support and programs through gender identity groups, arts programs, social activities, tutoring and discussion groups.
  • The Trevor Project
    The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth under the age of 25.
  • Our Safe Place
    San Diego Youth Services mental health services and drop in centers for LGBTQ youth up to age 21 and their families. LGBTQ youth and their families can connect with support services.


Please Note: The County of San Diego is not responsible for the content of external websites. 

Last updated August 31, 2021.