St. Louis, Missouri

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Z.A. Dalu M.D.
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Key Points:

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), once called venereal diseases, are among the most common infectious diseases in the United States today. More than 20 STDs have now been identified, and they affect more than 13 million men and women in this country each year.

Understanding the basic facts about STDs--the ways in which they are spread, their common symptoms, and how they can be treated--is the first step toward prevention.

What are some of these basic facts?

1.STDs affect men and women of all backgrounds and economic levels. They are most prevalent among teenagers and young adults. Nearly two thirds of all STDs occur in people younger than 25 years of age.

2.The incidence of STDs is rising, in part because in the last few decades, young people have become sexually active earlier yet are marrying later. In addition, divorce is more common. The net result is that sexually active people today are more likely to have multiple sex partners during their lives and are potentially at risk for developing STDs.

3.Many STDs initially cause no symptoms, particularly in women. When symptoms develop, they may be confused with those of other diseases not transmitted through sexual contact. However, even when an STD causes no symptoms, a person who is infected may be able to pass the disease on to a sex partner. That is why many doctors recommend periodic testing for people who have more than one sex partner.

4.Health problems caused by STDs tend to be more severe and more frequent for women than for men.

5.When diagnosed and treated early, almost all STDs can be treated effectively.

Information on Sexually Transmitted Diseases *In the United States, more than 12 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) occur each year, at least 3 million of them among teenagers.1

*Of the top 10 reportable diseases in the United States in 1995, five are STDs (chlamydial infection, gonorrhea, AIDS, primary and secondary syphilis, and hepatitis B virus infection).

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