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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