Nineteen million new sexually transmitted infections occur each year, almost half of them among young people ages 15 to 24.

Because STD prevalence is already higher in African American communities than in others, even the individual in this community who has only one sex partner can be at increased risk of infection, and individuals within these communities face a greater chance of infection with each sexual encounter.

Here are the top 11 prevalent yet preventable STDs, and remember, disease doesn’t discriminate.

 

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  • Relationshipsnyc

    These STD’S are more common than we think. I was amazed to learn that 1 in 4 people in the US either has or has had an STD. Next time you and three other people are in the same room, look around, because one of you definetly has or had an STD, its that serious. Check out this article about how to break it to your spouse/partner if you tested positive 
    http://www.examiner.com/article/how-to-talk-to-your-partner-about-your-std-hiv-status