Science and Technology : CDC: SEVERE RISE IN S.T.D.s

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  1. Kemetstry

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    'Ongoing, severe epidemic' of STDs in US, report finds

    By Brian Alexander, NBC News Contributor
    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued two new studies of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) today detailing what the lead author of one calls “an ongoing, severe, STI epidemic.”
    The studies reveal new infection data, some of it available for the first time, for the eight most common STIs -- chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis B, HIV, and trichomoniasis. The studies, which estimate infection rates and medical costs related to STIs, were published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
    Both are startling. In 2008, there were 20 million new incidents of infection in the United States, and a prevalence (new infections plus ongoing infection) of 110 million, according to CDC estimates. (Because one person may have more than one infection, the 110 million figure does not mean 110 million people have a sexually transmitted disease.) As a result, the United States incurred estimated direct medical costs of nearly $16 billion.


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  2. MsVeraisblessed

    MsVeraisblessed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    see, if people would just use condoms........wouldnt that help drop down some of the numbers?
     
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    Glad I'm not having sex tomorrow.

    Who am I kidding?
     
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    This more about hygene and regular check ups for both genders





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    hygiene is important but most people don't take it seriously..
     
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    Just dont do any strange





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    Lol, I was kidding about being glad. :)
     
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    And thats the problem





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    a few weeks ago,...my friend asked me to help her hand out groceries for the homeless. some of them (black and white) was not clean....and we packed soap, toothpaste, and alcohol gel...
     
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    When a pandemic breaks out, that is where prime feeding grounds will be





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