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Incidence, Prevalence, and Cost of Sexually Transmitted Infections in the United States

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This fact sheet explains two analyses published by CDC that examined the severe human and economic burden of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States. The new estimates indicate that there are about 20 million new U.S. infections each year, half of which occur among the nation’s youth. Also, there are more than 110 million STIs in the United States, which cost the health care system approximately $16 billion in medical costs alone. The information sheet explains how CDC developed its new estimates, the significant costs of STIs to the US healthcare system, and how to fight STIs through prevention, diagnosis, and prompt treatment. The sheet also includes CDC’s STI screening recommendations.
Author/Corporate Author
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV Viral Hepatitis STD and TB Prevention
Disease
Year of Publication
2013
Series
CDC Fact Sheet
Physical Description
4 p.: col., graphs.

Last Updated Date: 

8/29/13

Publication ID: 

35400