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Happy STD Day* :)

Posted by on Feb. 14, 2013 at 1:51 PM
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Yes, that's right...today's topic is Venereal Disease! With so much talk of abstinence, are we empowering our kids to protect themselves 'just in case'? If you teach your kids abstinence, do you also educate them on condoms, and about other sexual activities that can spread diseases as well?

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'Severe epidemic' of sexually-transmitted diseases is sweeping the nation, warns CDC on Valentine's Day

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control released data Wednesday revealing that 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are diagnosed each year nationwide, costing some $16 billion in taxpayer funds.

Half of the 20 million new infections affect people ages 15 to 24 - who only make up a quarter of the population,l according to the statistics. 

Human papillomavirus (HPV) tops the list as the most common infection followed by chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, hepatitis B, HIV and trichomoniasis. 

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has revealed that 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are diagnosed each year nationwide

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has revealed that 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are diagnosed each year nationwide

The number of new infections in the country has been growing over the last couple decades, leading one CDC researcher to declare that the U.S. is facing an 'ongoing, severe STI epidemic.'

There were 15 million new infections reported in 1996 and 18.9 million reported in 2000. Though researchers noted that the methods for gathering information about new infections back then were slightly different, and may account for some discrepancy in the numbers. 




'STIs take a big health and economic toll on men and women in the United States, especially our youth,' CDC epidemiologist Catherine Lindsay told NBC News

Much of the $16 billion in annual healthcare costs that go to STI's is spent on patients with HIV/AIDS, who require lifetime care. 

On the eve of Valentine's Day, the CDC released the new studies on the growth of STI's to urge people to practice abstinence or safe sex

On the eve of Valentine's Day, the CDC released the new studies on the growth of STI's to urge people to practice abstinence or safe sex

But less serious infections aren't always less expensive. 

Diseases like Chlamydia can lead to complications, especially if they are not treated, which can end up costing patients thousands of dollars out of pocket.

That might be why on the eve of Valentine's Day, the CDC decided to release two new studies on the growth of STI's and to urge people to practice abstinence or safe sex by using a form of birth control and getting tested.



 Sexy If its unladylike, fattening or fun, I'm in!
  

by on Feb. 14, 2013 at 1:51 PM
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Woodbabe
by Woodie on Feb. 14, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Haha....no one wants to think about the herp today?

Tatiana7
by Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 4:35 PM
I'm not single & dating. Lol!
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LindaClement
by Thatwoman on Feb. 14, 2013 at 4:39 PM
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The part that I think is hilarious is the dramatic increase in throat gonorreah, due to the 'oral sex isn't sex' beliefs... gullible children.

katy_kay08
by on Feb. 14, 2013 at 4:39 PM
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If they are abstaining like I expect them to do they won't get VD.  If they are breaking God's rules as well as mine than VD is the consequence of sinning.  

krysstizzle
by DeepThought on Feb. 14, 2013 at 4:41 PM
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I have a handy stock of disgusting std photos from google images for the kiddos.
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canadianmom1974
by Gold Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 5:22 PM
I've told my son that you can get STIs from oral sex, as well as preaching condom use. I'm sure he's sick to death of hearing me say 'you know L, you can get ______(insert STI here) from oral sex' and 'use a condom, but not yet!'

Yeah we want him to wait, and we talk about waiting, but I work in a high school, I know things happen, and I'd rather he be protected than end up with a potentially life long or life threatening or fertility threatening disease as the 'wages of sin'. Not that I believe in a god that would punish a child/young adult for that.
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Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Feb. 14, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Sadly, on Vday I actually know a woman who has herpes and to top it off has contracted veneral warts so she had them removed today. I wish this wsn't true. What' worse is the herpes came first.

:face palm:

Donna6503
by Platinum Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 5:33 PM
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Hey, the world decided some decades ago, that the word, "venereal disease" was (and is) a sexist term. We've grown up now, please be politically correct and say, "Happy Sexual Transmission Disease Day;" but, "Happy STD Day" is acceptable.

(Just teasing ;)

Happy Valentine's Day
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Woodbabe
by Woodie on Feb. 14, 2013 at 6:44 PM
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Quoting Donna6503:

Hey, the world decided some decades ago, that the word, "venereal disease" was (and is) a sexist term. We've grown up now, please be politically correct and say, "Happy Sexual Transmission Disease Day;" but, "Happy STD Day" is acceptable.

(Just teasing ;)

Happy Valentine's Day

I added it in the title, just for you! Happy VD!

 Sexy If its unladylike, fattening or fun, I'm in!
  

Woodbabe
by Woodie on Feb. 14, 2013 at 6:45 PM
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Hey if the President of our great nation says its not sex....

Quoting LindaClement:

The part that I think is hilarious is the dramatic increase in throat gonorreah, due to the 'oral sex isn't sex' beliefs... gullible children.


 Sexy If its unladylike, fattening or fun, I'm in!
  

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