1 in 5 people in the U.S. have a sexually transmitted infection
January 25, 2021 – 2018 data provide clearest picture to date of how costly and common STIs are in the U.S.
New data published by the CDC estimate that on any given day in 2018, 1 in 5 people in the U.S. had a sexually transmitted infection (STI). CDC analyses, published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases, show the burden of diagnosed and undiagnosed STIs in the U.S., and the estimated medical costs associated with STIs.
This graphic shows latest CDC data indicate that nearly half of all new STI infections occur among nation’s youth, with 45.5% of all new STIs were among young people ages 15-24 in 2018.