Sexually Transmitted Infections in the United States
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CDC estimates that there are more than 19.7 million new STIs in the United States each year. While most of these STIs will not cause harm, some have the potential to cause serious health problems, especially if not diagnosed and treated early. Young people (ages 15-24) are particularly affected, accounting for half (50 percent) of all new STIs, although they represent just 25 percent of the sexually experienced population.
CDC’s analysis suggests that there are more than 110 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) overall among men and women nationwide. Some prevalent infections – such as herpes simplex virus type 2, or HSV-2, and HIV – are treatable but lifelong infections.