STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)

Am I really at risk to get a STD?

More than half of all people will contract a STD at some point in their lifetime. Each year, one in four teens contract a STD.
Source: Koutsky L. (1997). Epidemiology of genital human papillomavirus infection. American Journal of Medicine, 102(5A), 3-8.
Source: Alan Guttmacher Institute. (1994). Sex and America's Teenagers. New York: Alan Guttmacher Institute.

How many people are infected with a STD?

The total estimated number of people living in the US with a viral STD is over 65 million - 1 in 4 people.
Each year, there are at least 15 million new cases of STDs.
About half of all new STDs in 2000 occurred among youth, ages 15-24.
Source: American Social Health Association. (1998). Sexually transmitted diseases in America: How many cases and at what cost? Research Triangle Park, NC: American Social Health Association.
Source: Fleming Weinstock H, Berman S, Cates W, Jr. (2004). Sexually transmitted diseases among American youth: Incidence and prevalence estimates, 2000. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 36, 6-10.

What about HIV /AIDS? Am I at risk?

The estimated number of people with HIV/AIDS is about 1,185,000 with approximately 25% of them unaware of their infection.
The estimated number of new cases of HIV is 42,000 each year.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV Prevention Strategic Plan.

Will condoms protect me from getting a STD?

When used consistently and correctly, condoms can reduce the risk of contracting a STD.
You can be infected with a STD even when using condoms 100% of the time.
The only guaranteed way to avoid infection of a STD is to practice sexual abstinence while single.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Condoms and STDs: Fact Sheet for Public Health Personnel.

Can STDs be cured?

Some STDs can be treated with antibiotics; others can not and will remain with you for the rest of your life. Some are quite deadly. All STDs have consequences that no one wants.

If you become infected with certain common STDs, it can increase your chance of contracting HIV/AIDS up to 5 times.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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A Place for Women in Waipio provides free, confidential services to assist with unexpected pregnancy. The Center does not perform or refer for abortions.

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Click the button to the left to see a brochure that gives you some things to consider about your possible sexual exposure.

Source: @2009 Heritage House '76 Inc. "Your Sexual Exposure?”
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