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(Washington Times)   CDC announces that STD epidemic costs over $16 billion a year, leaves many scratching their heads   ( divider line
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2013-02-15 10:36:14 AM  
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Dr. Goldshnoz: FTA: There are currently 110 million cases in the country, with half of those affecting young adults ages 15 to 24.

Damn. Nearly 1/3 of the population has STDs. And 1/6 of the hot people.

chrylis: Not necessarily: I suspect that the cases involve quite a few regular repeat customers.I used to work for CDC in the STD program.  A 'case' is generally a disease.  So a person who is coninfected with gonorrhea & chlamydia represents two cases.The rate that seems to hold pretty true is that 1 in 4 young adults has an STD.  That holds true for tiny podunk towns or large metropolitan areas.  Most of the cases are chlamydia, which is often without symptoms, so the kids don't know they're infected unless they get tested (or unless the girls end up in the hospital with PID.)Break the rate down by gender and race, and oh boy, you get into a big ole politically incorrect mess.
2013-02-15 10:05:08 AM  
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That headline leaves me with a burning desire to clap
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