STDs - Definitions / History / Statistics / Studies

Majority of STD-Infected, Sexually Active People Have No Symptoms

Individuals with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are often unaware that they are infected.

For example, one large study found that approximately 90 percent of individuals with herpes simplex virus type 2 infections were not aware they were infected.1

Up to 85 percent of women infected with Chlamydia trachomatis have no recognizable symptoms.2

A study of adolescent females who had one or more of six STDs (genital herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis B, trichomoniasis) showed that 87 percent had no symptoms.3

Individuals who are infected but have no symptoms are less likely to be motivated to use condoms consistently [or to remain abstinent] and are unlikely to seek diagnosis and treatment.

A person with an unrecognized and untreated infection will expose his or her sexual partner(s) to increased risk of infection due to continued exposures. Exposure to infection due to condom failure or inconsistent/incorrect condom use during this infectious period is likely to transmit infection.

Read More on the STD Epidemic…www.medinstitute.org/STDFact.htm

[The Medical Institute]