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19 M Americans Are Infected with an STD Each Year””Don’t Become a Statistic

March 22, 2011

As World Health Day approaches, get educated about the most common sexually transmitted infections and find out where to get tested.

Santa Barbara, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 21, 2011

With World Health Day approaching on April 7, people around the world are paying close attention to their own mental, physical and sexual health.

Cities across the globe will host health education and disease prevention events to help inform their populations about their own personal health and to educate people on how to best protect themselves from bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases and infections.

Key Stats on the 3 Most Prevalent Sexually Transmitted Diseases:

Chlamydia:

1,108,370 new incidences of Chlamydia in the US (2007)

Mississippi is the state with the highest percentage per population (802.7 per 100,000)

New Hampshire is the state with the lowest percentage per population (159.7 per 100,000)

Gonorrhea:

355,991 new incidences of Gonorrhea in the US (2007)

Mississippi is the state with the highest percentage per population (246.4 per 100,000)

Idaho is the state with the lowest percentage per population (7.2 per 100,000)

Genital Herpes:

317,000 new incidences of Genital Herpes in the US (2007)

1 in 6 Americans (16.2%) between the ages of 14 and 49 is infected with Genital Herpes

Most people infected with Genital Herpes do not know they have it

It is important for sexually active people to get checked regularly to ensure they are healthy, and that if they are infected, they are aware of it so that they unknowingly don’t pass it on to their partners. To find clinics across the US, visit FindTheBest.com’sSexually Transmitted Diseases Clinics App. For more information on STIs, visit FindTheBest.com’s Sexually Transmitted Infections App.

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