Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually transmitted diseases are the most commonly reported infectious diseases in the United States, with chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis as the most common STDs. Although education has done a tremendous job of raising awareness to the dangers of risky behaviors, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 19 million new infections occur each year. Complications from these diseases can impact a life forever. The most common STDs in the United States include: