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America Mired in 'Severe Epidemic' of Chlamydia, HPV

America Mired in 'Severe Epidemic' of Chlamydia, HPV

(NEWSER– Happy Valentine's Day! To celebrate, the CDC got you a romantic little pair of studies that declare America to be in the midst of "an ongoing, severe STI epidemic." With 20 million new infections in 2008 (the most recent year studied in the reports) and 110 million ongoing infections, sexually transmitted infections cost the United States $16 billion in 2008, reports NBC News. Worst hit are people ages 15-24, who are about one-quarter of America's sexually experienced population but account for half of all STIs.

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