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There are support groups to help people with STD’s. WebMD is an online support group that helps mostly women with the disease. It gives advice and information on important things. It benefits them by helping them make right decisions and giving them directions on how to treat the disease.

STD’s are more prevalent among some minority populations in the U.S than they are in the white majority. Primary and secondary syphilis occurs 45 times as often among non-Hispanic blacks as among non-Hispanic whites and 13 times as often among Hispanics as among non-Hispanic whites, according to reports received in 1988 by the Centers for Disease Control. It is said that Gonorrhea is reported more commonly among some minorities, with 1988 rates per 100,000 population being 54 for whites, 1,801 for blacks, and 201 for Hispanics. The reasons for the higher incidence of STD among some minorities are unknown. Data on racial differences in behavior and disease susceptibility are meager and do not account for the observed differences. Poverty, which is more common among some minorities than among the white majority, is closely associated with the prevalence of STD and may be a link between membership in a minority population and an increased risk

Sexually transmitted diseases are serious, sometimes painful diseases that can damage your body if not treated. Some STD's affect only your sexual, and reproductive organs. Others can damage throughout the body. When left untreated some STD's may cause life-threatening Sometimes you can be infected with an STD without having any signs or symptoms of illness. Sometimes you can have symptoms that go away by themselves without treatment.

STDs are diseases that are mainly passed from one person to another during sexual contact. The term sexually transmitted infection is increasingly being used instead of STD, because some sexually transmitted infections, such as chlamydia, do not cause any pain or unpleasant symptoms such as blisters. Many people may never know if their infected unless they are tested in a clinic. However, having no symptoms does not mean that someone does not have an infection that needs treating or an infection that can lead to a disease or medical condition. The common way to prevent STIs or STDs is to avoid sexual contact. However, some STIs or STDs such as herpes can still be passed even if a condom is used.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are over 15 million cases of sexually transmitted disease cases reported annually in the United States. There are more than 25 diseases that are transmitted through sexual activity. Other than HIV, the most common STDs in the United States are chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, genital herpes, human papillomavirus, hepatitis B, trichomoniasis, and bacterial vaginosis. Adolescents and young adults are the age groups at the greatest risk for acquiring an STD. Approximately 19 million new infections occur each year, almost half of them among people ages 15 to 24. Some STDs can have severe consequences, especially in women, if not treated, which is why it is so important to go for STD testing. Some STDs can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, which can cause infertility, while others may even be fatal. STDs can be prevented by refraining from sexual activity, and to a certain extent, some contraceptive devices, such as condoms.





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