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You might think twice after reading some of these facts

  One in five people in the United States has an STD.
  Two-thirds of all STDs occur in people 25 years of age or younger.
  One in four new STD infections occur in teenagers.
  Cervical cancer in women is linked to HPV.
  Hepatitis B is 100 times more infectious than HIV.
  STDs, other than HIV, cost about $8 billion each year to diagnose and treat ASHA is a trusted partner with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and operates the national AIDS, STD and Immunization Hotlines.
  One in five Americans have genital herpes, yet 90 percent of those with herpes are unaware they have it.
  At least one in four Americans will contract an STD at some point in their lives.
  HPV and Chlamydia are the most common STDs in the United States.
  More than 5 million people are infected with HPV each year.
  Less than half of adults ages 18 to 44 have ever been tested for an STD other than HIV / AIDS.
  At least 15 percent of all infertile American women are infertile because of tubal damage caused by pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), the result of an untreated STD.

Not Convinced?

In the United States, the number of people affected:

  Number Affected Chlamydia:   4 million
  Gonorrhea ("clap"):   1.1 million
  Genital Warts (HPV): 750,000 Genital Herpes 40 million affected, with as many as 500,000 new cases each year
  Syphilis:   120,000
  HIV:  1 million affected, with as many as 45,000 new AIDS cases reported each year.

In Rhode Island, the number of people affected:    

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