Cdc 20 million new sexually transmitted infections yearly

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The increase is especially pronounced in adolescents 15—24 years of age. Despite making up only a quarter of the population, adolescents account for approximately half of new STIs in the United States every year. This review summarizes recent developments in the field of STIs, excluding human immunodeficiency virus, in adolescents. In this paper, we examine the epidemiology, screening, management, and prevention of STIs in adolescents. STI rates in adolescents have been rising since , with young women and men who have sex with men at particularly high risk. Barriers to STI screening for adolescents include confidentiality concerns and lack of access to health services.

The Growing Epidemic of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Adolescents: A Neglected Population

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Young people are disproportionately affected, the agency said, with half of all new infections occurring in people ages 15 through But "CDC used conservative assumptions in generating its estimates, so the true numbers of STIs in the United States may be even higher than estimated. The majority of those are HPV infections, estimated at Among these, chlamydia is most common and therefore the most costly. They're all treatable, and many are curable. But if they're left untreated, they can lead to pretty serious lifelong problems and even death," says Catherine Satterwhite, a CDC epidemiologist and lead author of the new estimates. They need to vaccinate.

Check out our interactive infographic to see progress toward the Sexually Transmitted Diseases objectives and other Healthy People topic areas. Promote healthy sexual behaviors, strengthen community capacity, and increase access to quality services to prevent sexually transmitted diseases STDs and their complications. STDs refer to more than 35 infectious organisms that are transmitted primarily through sexual activity.
The harsh reality is that everyone is potentially at risk, and the threat of these issues needs to be taken seriously. More than 20 diseases can be transmitted sexually. Very few are "reportable" infections due to lack of diagnosis and treatment, but many have serious and costly consequences.