By: Brianne Vermeys


  1. The annual number of new infections is roughly equal among teen girls (51%) and teen guys (49%).
  2. HPV (human papillomavirus) accounts for the majority of prevalent STIs in the US.
  3. The US has the highest rate of STD infection in the industrialized world.
  4. 6 in 10 sexually active high school teens reported using condoms during their most recent sexual intercourse.
  5. 1 in 4 teens contract a sexually transmitted disease every year.
  6. Less than half of adults age 18 to 44 have ever been tested for an STD other than HIV/AIDS.