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The Real Facts: The Most Common STDs

Estimated Annual Incidence in U.S.
Is It Curable?
Chlamydia 4,000,000 Yes
Trichomoniasis or "Trich" 3,000,000 Yes
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) >1,000,000 Yes
Gonorrhea 800,000 Yes
HPV or Genital Warts 500,000 - 1,000,000 No
Genital Herpes 200,000 - 500,000 No
Syphilis 101,000 Yes
HIV/AIDS 80,000 No


Americans between the ages of 18-64 are well-versed on the basic facts about STDs -- nine out of ten (93%) know all are preventable and eight out of ten (80%) know some are not curable -- yet they are less familiar with some of the most common STDs. More than a majority are able to name, unprompted, several of the most harmful ones, including: Gonorrhea (68%); AIDS or HIV (60%); and Syphilis (53%).


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