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How many people get STDs?

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They're among the most common contagious diseases. Each year, 20 million new infections are reported, half among people ages 15 to 24. More than 65 million Americans have an incurable STD.

SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians. CDC National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Hepatitis B Foundation.



Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on January 30, 2019

SOURCES: American Academy of Family Physicians. CDC National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Hepatitis B Foundation.



Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on January 30, 2019

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