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2015 STD Statistics

In 2015, there were 981,359 reported cases of chlamydial infection among persons aged 15–24 years. Among those aged 15–19 years, the rate of reported cases increased 2.5% during 2014–2015.

2016 STD Statistics

In 2016, a total of 1,598,354 Sexually Transmitted Diseases cases of Chlamydia trachomatis infection were reported to the CDC, making it the most common notifiable condition in the United States.

2017 STD Statistics

In 2017, almost two-thirds of all reported chlamydia cases were among persons aged 15–24 years. Among women aged 15–24 years, the population targeted for chlamydia screening.


How do I know if I have an STD?

1 in 2 sexually active people will get a sexually transmitted disease or infection – an STD/STI – by the age of 25 (and there is still risk beyond that).

In fact, many people are surprised to hear that some of what they had believed about STDs is fiction. How many of these myths have you heard, and what is the truth instead?

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How do I know if I have an STD?

STDs

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact. The causes of STDs are bacteria, parasites, yeast, and viruses.

BV

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a condition that happens when there is too much of certain bacteria in the vagina. This changes the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina.

HPV

HPV stands for human papillomavirus. It's the most common sexually transmitted infection. HPV is usually harmless and goes away by itself, but some types can lead to cancer or genital warts.

HIV/AIDS

The human immunodeficiency viruses are two species of Lentivirus that causes HIV infection and over time acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. AIDS is a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system...

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease. It is caused by bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis. It can infect both men and women. Women can get chlamydia in the cervix, rectum, or throat.

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is an infection caused by a sexually transmitted bacterium that can infect both males and females. Gonorrhea most often affects the urethra, rectum or throat. In females, gonorrhea can also infect the cervix.

Herpes

Herpes is an infection caused by HSV (herpes simplex virus). This virus affects the external genitalia, anal region, mucosal surfaces, and skin in other parts of the body.

Hepatitis

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Viruses cause most cases of hepatitis. The type of hepatitis is named for the virus that causes it; for example, hepatitis A, hepatitis B or hepatitis C.

Syphilis

Syphilis is a really common STD. Syphilis is spread through vaginal, anal, and oral sex. Syphilis causes sores on your genitals (called chancres).

Who should screen for STDs

If you are sexually active, you should be screened for STDs - certainly if you've never been screened before, and how frequently thereafter depends on your personal risk.

Who should screen for STDs
When to test for STDs

When to test for STDs

Timing matters with STD testing. If you've recently had unprotected sex, you may want to get tested right away. However, it's important to understand the best time to test for the most common sexually transmitted diseases.

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