1. Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  2. What's the Story

    Regular sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening, early detection, and consistent treatment for STDs are all essential to maintaining sexual health. Some of the most common STDs are gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. Many STDs are asymptomatic, but when left untreated, can cause serious health problems including infertility, life-threatening congenital problems in newborns, and STD-related cancers.  STDs also increase a person's risk for HIV.

  3. By the Numbers

    The highest incidence of gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia are found among racial and ethnic minorities, with the highest incidence seen among young black men and women. Young persons from ages 15 to 24 and LGBTQ persons also have disproportionately high rates of STDs. Congenital syphilis has also been increasing nationally and in New Jersey.

  4. Did you know?

    STDs, when left untreated, can cause infertility in both men and women, and can lead to STD-related cancers. STDs can also pose serious, even life-threatening health complications in newborns if the mother passes an infection to her baby during pregnancy or child birth. Having an STD also increases a person’s susceptibility to more serious infections like HIV.

     

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Last Reviewed: 11/9/2018