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STD Stats


  • There are over 25 sexually transmitted diseases that affect over 13 million men and women in the U.S. each year.
  • The cost of care in the U.S. of sexually transmitted diseases exceeds $10 billion dollars annually.
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) affects more than a million women each year in the U.S.
  • PID can cause infertility and tubal/ectopic (in fallopian tubes, without reaching the womb) pregnancy in as many as 10 percent of infected women.
  • It is estimated that 800,000 cases of gonorrhea occur each year in the U.S.
  • The annual cost of gonorrhea and its complications is $1.1 billion dollars.
  • Hepatitis A, during epidemic years, before the late 1990s, the reported number of cases reached 35,000 per year.
  • In the late 1990s, the widespread use of the hepatitis A vaccine caused the number of cases to reach historic lows.
  • One-third of Americans display past evidence of hepatitis A infection, thus showing immunity.
  • About 15-25% of chronically (long term) hepatitis B infected persons will die of this disease.
  • It is estimated that about 1.25 million Americans are chronically infected with hepatitis B, of these, 20-30% acquired the infection during childhood.
  • Most hepatitis C infections are due to illegal injection drug use.
  • It is estimated that 3.9 million Americans are infected with hepatitis C, of whom 2.7 are chronically infected.
  • Half of new cases of HIV/AIDS affect people under age 25.
  • A total of 36.1 million people are estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. Of these, 34.7 million are adults, 16.4 million are women, and 1.4 million are children under age 15.
  • At the end of the year 2000, an estimated 21.8 million people have died from AIDS since the epidemic began. Of these, 17.5 million were adults, including 9 million women, 4.3 million were children under 15.
  • During 2000, AIDS caused the deaths of an estimated 3 million people, including 1.3 million women and 500,000 children under 15.
  • Women are becoming increasingly affected by HIV/AIDS. Approximately 47% or 16.4 million of the total 34.7 million adults living with HIV or AIDS worldwide are women.
  • Young adults aged 13 through 24 years account for 4% of AIDS cases reported.
  • Young adults (13-24 years of age) account for 15% of HIV infection (not developed into AIDS).
In The Know: STI Pamphlet/ DVD Package
In the Know: STI Pamphlet Package