The total number of individuals estimated to be living in the United States with STD (sexually transmitted diseases) is over 65 million. Each year, there are as many as approximately 15 million new cases of STD.
The goal of the Sexually Transmitted Disease Guide is to give the public the empowerment to manage their own health. It is hoped to accomplish this by offering useful and up-to-date information that is important. The guide includes:
- Latest treatment guidelines
A team of web-publishing professionals, who are volunteers, work with experts in the field of medicine and develop this STD Guide Online Version located at www.std-gov.org. Through this collaboration which is very unique, they are able to give the public access to control and knowledge over their own health.
Current facts about STD
- 65 million of the public are living in the United States with STD;
- Each year there are 15 million new cases of STD;
- Approximately 2/3 of all STD happen in those individuals 25 years of age or younger;
- 1 in 4 new STD cases happen in teenagers;
- Most cervical cancer in women is linked to HPV;
- Doctors are required to report new cases of STD cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and hepatitis B to health departments in each as well as the CDC;
- 25% or all Americans have genital herpes, with 80% of those having herpes are not aware they have it;
- At least 1 in 4 Americans will come in contract with a sexually transmitted disease at some time in their lifetime.
- 15 percent of all American women who are infertile are that way due to tubal damage caused by sexually transmitted diseases gone untreated;
- 12 percent of all infertile men in America are infertile due to the inflammation of their testicles as well as sterility caused by STD gone untreated.