STIs are infections that people usually get by having sex (vaginal, anal, or oral) with someone who already has a sexually transmitted infection or disease.
There were 1,590,000 new cases of Chlamydia, 468,514 new cases of Gonorrhea, and 27,814 new Syphilis cases according to the Centers for Disease Control in 2016. CDC estimates that 20 million people are currently infected with HPV, 6.2 million Americans become newly infected each year, and at least 50% of sexually active individuals will acquire an HPV infection at some point in their lives. HPV has caused 26,800 new cancers found where HPV is usually found in the body (mouth, throat, vulva, and cervix and others).
Not all STIs are curable. Bacterial STIs can be cured with antibiotic medicine, but viral STIs cannot.
For the latest CDC info please use this link: https://www.cdc.gov/std/pregnancy/stdfact-pregnancy-detailed.htm or this link: www.cdc.gov/std
If you are sexually active it is very important to get tested often because most people infected with STIs are asymptomatic (symptom free).
Listed below are some of the most common STIs:
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