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STD’S We won’t be talking about all STD’s that exist, only the most prevalent ones. What is an STD? A sexually transmitted disease caused by bacteria or a virus that you can get from close or intimate sexual contact. STD’s are caused by a virus: Multiple STD’s are caused by bacteria (including) : 1. Herpes 1. Chlamydia 2. Genital Warts/ HPV 2. Gonorrhea 3. HIV/AIDS 3. Syphilis 4. Hepatitis B 4. Chancroid 5. Hepatitis B is the only STD that can be transmitted by human bite. Statistics (Through 2002) General 1 in 5 people in the U.S. have an STD 2/3 of all STD’s occur in people 25 years of age and younger One in Four new STD infections occur in teenagers 1 in 4 Americans will contract an STD at some point in their lives. Over 15 million new cases of STD’s reported in U.S. each year At least 15% of all infertile American Women are infertile because of an untreated STD. Chlamydia The most common STD in the US. 4 million cases reported each year Chlamydia is the leading cause of premature births 80 % of ♀ and 25-40% of ♂ show no symptoms Gonorrhea Rates of infection are 20% higher for Hispanics 800,000 new cases each year Having this disease makes it easier to get other STD’s. Herpes 1 in 5 Americans have genital herpes (~ 45 million); yet at least 80% of those are unaware they have it. 75 % show now symptoms HPV / Genital Warts 45 Million Americans are currently infected 50-75% of sexually active ♀ & ♂ ; population is infected. ~5.5 Million Americans get a new genital HPV infection each year Syphilis The only STD you can get non-sexually Oldest STD that we know of As of 2002, becoming one of the more prevalent STD’s among Gay & Bi-sexual men. Due to sores, having syphilis, increases your changes of getting HIV & other STD’s.
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