Millions of Americans Have an STD

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Millions of Americans Have an STD
Thu, 02-21-2013 - 10:13am

Millions of Americans have an STD and sadly half of new infections each year are among young people says the CDC. According to a new report, Here's a new, and sobering, government statistic to ponder on Valentine's Day: Experts estimate that the number of sexually transmitted infections among Americans now totals more than 110 million.

In two studies published online Feb. 13 in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases, estimates of the prevalence and cost of treating STDs are tallied.The numbers are not good.One of the more concerning findings was that there are nearly 20 million new infections each year, and half of those occur among young people (aged 15 to 24)." MORE

Is enough being done to teach young people about STDs?


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Registered: 01-16-2013
Mon, 02-25-2013 - 12:20pm

It is absolutely ridiculous how little is being done to educate and prevent STDs. If that many people had the flu you can bet it would be all out war against it. I feel that far more needs to be done to teach our youth about stds than what is currently being done. They are too preventable to have so many people infected!