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Abbreviated STD Fact Sheet

- There are 19 million new STD infections that occur every year. Almost half will occur in young people, ages 15-24. (Source: CDC - "Trends in Reportable Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the United States, 2005")

- Direct medical costs associated with STDs in the United States are estimated at $13 billion annually. (Source: CDC - "Trends in Reportable Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the United States, 2004")

- 65 million Americans currently have an incurable sexually transmitted disease. (Source: Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, 2001)

- Here are the estimated numbers of pregnant women in the United States with a specific STD (Source: CDC, 2003):

800,000 - Bacterial vaginosis
800,000 - Herpes simplex
200,000 - Chlamydia
080,000 - Trichomoniasis
040,000 - Gonorrhea
040,000 - Hepatitis B
008,000 - HIV
008,000 - Syphilis

- In June 2006, the first vaccine was developed to prevent cervical cancer and other diseases in females caused by certain types of genital human papillomavirus (HPV). The vaccine is called Gardasil® and it protects against four HPV types, which together cause 70% of cervical cancers and 90% of genital warts.

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