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Some Key Facts Of STD

Jun 13, 2018
  • More than 1 million people worldwide get sexually transmitted infections every day.

  • An estimated 357 million people are newly infected each year with one of four types of sexually transmitted infections: chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and trichomoniasis.

  • It is estimated that more than 500 million people are infected with the genital herpes virus.

  • More than 290 million women are infected with human papillomavirus.

  • Sexually transmitted infections such as type 2 herpes simplex virus and syphilis may increase the risk of HIV infection.

  • In 2012, more than 900,000 pregnant women were infected with syphilis, resulting in nearly 350,000 adverse deliveries, including stillbirths.

  • In some cases, in addition to the direct effects of infection itself, STIs can also have serious consequences through mother-to-child transmission of infections and chronic diseases.