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What are the statistics of sexually transmitted infection (STI) in U.S?

Angela Lowery
Family Medicine

The current statistics of sexually transmitted infections in the U.S. are, 19 million new STI infections each year. The cost to the U.S. healthcare system is 16.4 billion per year and even more in terms of acute and long-term consequences.

STIs are among the most common contagious diseases in the United States today. More than 65 million people in this country currently have an incurable sexually transmitted infection. Each year an additional 18 million people will get one or more STIs, and more than half of all new STI cases occur in people ages fifteen to twenty four. If we have unprotected sex with someone who has an STI or we already have one, we are more likely to get or transmit another one, including HIV.

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