If you’re having sex, you could have an STD. It’s never been more important to test and test often. Know your status. Know your partner’s status.
With drugs and treatment available that have lengthened the lifespan of HIV positive patients, you hear less about STDs in the news than you did decades ago when an HIV positive result was the equivalent of a death sentence. Because of the declining media coverage, you might be tempted to conclude that STDs aren’t as […]VIEW MORE
*Estimated from ratio of prevalence of STDs in youth (~14 million, Weinstock et al., 2004) to number of sexually active youth 15-24 (~27-29 million, U. S. Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2003, Table 11, p. 13; Abma JC, Sonenstein FL. Sexual Activity and Contraceptive Practices Among Teenagers in the United States, 1988 and 1995. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 23(21). 2001, Table B, p. 8). The prevalence estimate assumes STDs are in different people.