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Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the United States, 2008

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV Viral Hepatitis STD and TB Prevention
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This information sheet summarizes national data for 2008 on three STDs: chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. It presents an overview of key findings about these diseases, including the largest number of reported cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea among adolescent girls and young women; the re-emergence of syphilis, particularly among men who have sex with men (MSM); the relationship between STDs and infertility; and racial disparities among the three reportable STDs. It presents key findings for the three diseases, including a national overview, populations most affected, racial disparities that persist across all reportable STDs, and the efforts needed to reduce the toll of STDs. The information sheet explains CDC’s support for a comprehensive approach to STD prevention that includes screening treatment of infected partners and behavioral interventions with a focus on reducing racial disparities.
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CDC Fact Sheet
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7 p.: col.; graphs, refs.

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