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$16 billion is annual cost of STDs on the U.S. healthcare system.
Washington D.C. has some of the highest STD rates in the country, according to a new report put together by Superdrug Online Doctor. So high, in fact, that D.C. “requires its own scale due to its very high rate of STDs, with peak rates of gonorrhea more than three times higher than the peak rate among the 50 states,” the report says.
D.C. is of course not a state, but if you were to count it as one, it would come in #1 for gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV infections, and #2 for chlamydia.
But in recent years, the D.C. Department of Health has put a lot of effort into its safe sex campaigns, particular in HIV and AIDS prevention. And this has caused the city’s HIV/AIDs rates to rapidly decline.
“We do have very active screening types of efforts,” said Michael Kharfen, Senior Deputy Director of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD & TB Administration for the D.C. Department of Health. “In some ways, the more screening that we do…the more you’re going to find [STDs].”
One of the campaigns the DOH is about to launch is aimed at lowering rates of chlamydia in the District. The program, called “expedited partner therapy,” will help reach more people who may have been exposed to chlamydia by allowing those diagnosed share their prescription for treatment with their partners. But the key to making it work is identifying more people living with the disease.
“Identifying more cases means we can easily treat more people,” Kharfen says.
Private Testing Center has over 40 locations within a 50 mile radius of the Washington D.C. area. We make it extremely easy to get the answers you and your loved ones deserve. We offer same-day testing, and the average lab visit takes only 15 minutes. Furthermore, all our testing is strictly confidential. Don’t wait until one of these diseases causes irrepairable damage to your body. Get tested today.
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In one study, they examined 1,000 adolescents and found that 1 in 4 of them had at least 1 common STD, and 15% were infected with more then one. Most participants in the study showed no symptoms and didn’t even realize they were infected. Even among people who only had one partner in their lifetimes, 1 in 5 still had an STD — but of those with three or more partners, 50% had an STD.