By: Stephen Monroe

What Are They?

STDs are sexually transmitted diseases. They are transmitted through intimate contact.


Some STDs are Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, HIV, Herpes, and HPV.


Chlamydia is a very common STD.

It can prevent a woman from getting pregnant.

It spreads through sex.

Some symptoms include a burning sensation when urinating and swelling of the testicles in males.

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Syphilis can cause long-term complications if not treated.

It can spread from mother to child.

It spreads through contact with syphilis sores.

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HPV is Human papillomavirus.

It is so common almost all sexually active men and women will get it.

HPV can cause cervical and other types of cancer.

Cervical cancer affects more than 10,00 women each year.

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HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus.

It can be spread through sex and sharing needles.

AIDS is a stage of HIV. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. AIDS leaves you vulnerable to opportunistic diseases.

There is no cure.

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Overall STD Statistics

The US spends $16,000,000,000 on STDs each year.

65,000,000 people are living with STDs in the US.

1 in 4 high school girls has an STD.

85% of the US population will contract HPV in their lifetime.