Shocking Stats on STDs in America

Among the most alarmng stats: Eighty-five percent of Americans with herpes (42 million people) don't know it.  That statistic and the others shared below (courtesy a study from the retailer Adam & Eve) are disturbing reminders that HIV isn't the only sexually transmitted disease that people need to protect themselves against.

Of course, being HIV-positive is no protection; in fact it can increase your odds of catching another STD and can make symptoms of that infection worse.

Check out this data on everything from how many people have STDs, what types are most prevalent, and what percentage of people tell their sexual partners about their STD status.

 

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