Health Article #3
Sexually Transmitted Diseases are Plaguing the Nation
In the article that I read, it stated that approximately 110 million Americans are infected with a sexual transmitted infection and 20 million people are added to the list every year. Half of the people who are infected are in between the ages of 15 and 24. According the article it cost 16 billion dollars a year in medical costs just to treat people with sexually transmitted infections.
My thoughts on the article are that this country is ignoring the risk of getting a sexually transmitted infection even though getting one is a pretty serious deal. I also can see how half of the people who are infected, are between the ages of 15 and 24 because one, they aren’t educated on these kind of things and two; they think that condoms prevent you from all infections.
Sexually transmitted diseases are plaguing the nation, costing $16 billion a year BY D. BEEKSMA
ON MARCH 18, 2013 AT 9:09 PM
An outbreak of sexually transmitted diseases is plaguing the United States, Russia Today reports. A report from the Centers for Disease Control reveals that approximately 110 million Americans are infected with a sexual transmitted infection. Every year 20 million people are added to the list. Half of the newly-infected are young people between the ages of 15 and 24. Physicians point out that there is more screening, meaning that disease is getting reported more. According to Russia Today, the epidemic is costing the country nearly $16 billion a year in medical costs, but sexually transmitted diseases can be prevented through awareness and protection. More information on prevention can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
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