2005 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance
The National Profile section contains figures showing trends and the distribution of nationally reportable sexually transmitted diseases (chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and chancroid) by age, sex, race/ethnicity, and location for the United States. Where relevant, the figures illustrate progress towards specific Healthy People 2010 targets* for the nation.1
* See the Appendix for a listing of the Healthy People 2010 objectives for the diseases addressed in this report.
1 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Healthy People 2010. 2nd ed. With Understanding and Improving Health and Objectives for Improving Health. 2 vols. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, November 2000.