Millions of Americans Have an STD
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|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?