Not all medical checkups include STD
testing, so unless you ask to be tested, don't assume your health care provider will test for it.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, STDs
are common--so common that about 19 million new sexually transmitted disease infections occur each year in the U.
It's hard to speak about trends over time regarding STDs
considering we've only been consistently collecting the relevant data for the past five or so years," said the official who did not want to be named.
Women who had never been tested were more than twice as likely as those who had been tested to respond that they feel embarrassed about discussing STD
testing (odds ratio, 2.
testing behavior was assessed by participants' response when asked, "In the last 12 months, have you been tested for a sexually transmitted disease, whether or not you had any symptoms?
The study showed that young adults whose partners had five or more risk characteristics were three times more likely to have an STD
than those whose partners had no more than two characteristics.
CHICAGO -- More than 3 million teenage girls have at least one sexually transmitted disease, and 15% of those have multiple infections, according to the first large study of STDs
in this population.
Demographic and environmental factors create social and sexual networks that influence population-level variations in sexual behavior and infection rates of STDs
There are 12 million new cases of STDs
every year, globally.
Physicians, while acting locally, must think globally, and thus strive in all ways possible to promote global intervention strategies for STD
Can they prevent the rapid transmission of STDs
Thus, all girls should be screened for STDs
after their first sexual experience, says Dr.