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Sexually Transmitted Infections among Young Americans

This infographic, in the form of an information sheet, highlights the impact, causes, and consequences of STDs among young people – and what they can do to protect themselves. While STDs affect individuals of all ages, STDs take a particularly heavy toll on young people. CDC estimates that youth ages 15-24 make up just more than 25 percent of the sexually active population, but account for half of the 20 million new STIs that occur in the United States each year. The infographic provides statistics on gonorrhea, chlamydia, HPV, genital herpes, HIV, and syphilis.

Population:
Youth
Focus Area:
STD/STI
Topics/Subjects:
Statistics/Trends
Transmission
Subjects:
Chlamydia
Gonorrhea
Publication Date:
2016
Format:
Information Sheet
1 p.: col, ill, graphs.
Last Updated Date:
Publication ID:
35646