One in five people in the United States has an STD.
Two-thirds of all STDs occur in people 25 years of age or younger.
One in four new STD infections occur in teenagers.
Cervical cancer in women is linked to HPV.
Hepatitis B is 100 times more infectious than HIV.
STDs, other than HIV, cost about $8 billion each year to diagnose
One in five Americans have genital herpes, yet 90 percent of those
with herpes are unaware they have it.
At least one in four Americans will contract an STD at some point in their lives.
HPV and Chlamydia are the most common STDs in the United States.
More than 5 million people are infected with HPV each year.
Less than half of adults ages 18 to 44 have ever been tested for an STD other than HIV / AIDS.
At least 15 percent of all infertile American women are infertile because of tubal damage caused by pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), the result of an untreated STD.
Two-thirds of Hepatitis B (HBV) infections are transmitted sexually, HBV is linked to chronic liver disease, including cirrhosis and liver cancer.
In the United States alone, the number of people affected by an STD:
Number Affected Chlamydia: 4 million
Trichomoniasis: ("trich"): 3 million
Gonorrhea: ("clap"): 1.1 million
Genital Warts: (HPV): 750,000
Genital Herpes: 40 million affected, with as many as 500,000 new cases each year.
HIV: 1 million affected, with as many as 45,000 new AIDS cases reported each year. More people have HIV in the United States than even know it. Get tested.
Get Tested; Get Treated. Then Use Condoms, Every Time.
Source of data: American Social Health Association