At this rate? It should only take about five years for every sexually active American to become infected and become a carrier. Those wondering what is wrong with our society need only to look around. this report is symptomatic of the oral decay in America and the effects of that decay on our lives.
'Severe epidemic' of sexually-transmitted diseases is sweeping the nation, warns CDC on Valentine's Day
By Daily Mail Reporter
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control released data Wednesday revealing that 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are diagnosed each year nationwide, costing some $16 billion in taxpayer funds.
Half of the 20 million new infections affect people ages 15 to 24 - who only make up a quarter of the population,l according to the statistics.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) tops the list as the most common infection followed by chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, hepatitis B, HIV and trichomoniasis.
The number of new infections in the country has been growing over the last couple decades, leading one CDC researcher to declare that the U.S. is facing an 'ongoing, severe STI epidemic.'The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has revealed that 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are diagnosed each year nationwide
There were 15 million new infections reported in 1996 and 18.9 million reported in 2000. Though researchers noted that the methods for gathering information about new infections back then were slightly different, and may account for some discrepancy in the numbers.
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