Knowledge about sexually transmitted infections (STIs, commonly known as STDs) is on the rise, due in large part to the availability and promotion of information about STIs. Organizations like Planned Parenthood and state-funded prevention programs have contributed to the distribution of this helpful and necessary information, but we are still a long way from where we need to be in terms of a national awareness that will lead to fewer people contracting STIs.
As we saw in our last STI statistics blog, even in this information-age, the numbers of some STI occurrences are still increasing. This is particularly unfortunate, because many STIs are easily preventable.
Sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy are 100% preventable through abstinence.
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April 3, 2011 - Posted by Jenna Lee Dillon to STDs
Many of us will at some point in our lives experience the sinking feeling that accompanies the news that we have contracted a sexually transmitted infection (STI), also known as STDs. According to Planned Parenthood, half of Americans will get an STI at some point. For the majority of people, it will be curable with short-term treatment, but for some, an STI will be life changing and devastating.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections that pass from one person to another during sexual contact. STI is a broad term used to categorize many diseases and infections that are all transmitted in a similar manner but are tested, prevented and treated in different ways.
Aren’t they called STDs?
Infections are only called diseases when they cause symptoms, and many