Sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) affect over 20 million Americans, with all ages and genders being susceptible. These infections are spread through oral, vaginal, or anal sex, and awareness is key to reducing the likelihood of spreading a disease to your partner or becoming infected yourself. Getting the facts about STI’s and talking to your healthcare provider is important to maintaining sexual health. Here we will outline some of the more common STI’s and how to treat or eliminate them.
According the CDC, approximately 14 million new infections of the human papillomavirus (HPV) will occur each year within the US, and there are already about 79 million Americans currently infected.
HPV is the most prevalent sexually transmitted infection here in the United States, and increased awareness of the infection as well as increased promotion of the HPV vaccine are counteractive measures being taken by healthcare providers all over the country.