STDS on the College Campus

STDS Sexually Transmitted Diseases are one of the biggest healthcare challenges faced by the US today, costing the system $17 billion each year. More than 19 million infections are reported each year, with potentially more unreported. One in four college students has an STD, demonstrating a significant lack of proper prevention and safe sex education among young people. ON THE COLLEGE CAMPUS RISK FACTORS Risks of contracting STDS are increased by behavior, lifestyle choices and incorrect knowledge. 446 undergraduate students surveyed, 49% of female drinkers disclosed having unsafe sex. 60% of females engage in unprotected sex with monogamous partners as they perceive the risk to be lower. SERIAL MONOGAMY 221 college students said alcohol led to fewer discussions of safe sex ALCOHOL and new rather than repeat partnerships. IMPROPER & INCONSISTENT USE OF CONDOMS INADEQUATE UNDERSTANDING OF ORAL CONTRACEPTION Of 797 college students surveyed, 28% cited pregnancy prevention as the only reason to use oral contraceptives. abc Only 50% of college students said they used a condom the last time they had vaginal sex. 40% used INADEQUATE KNOWLEDGE & TESTING unreliable birth Only 87% of men know how to use a condom correctly. control methods, or nothing at all. 60% of those surveyed said they would have sex even if their partner refused to use a condom. Students assume UT that their doctor will routinely screen for STDS. Less that 33% of US physicians routinely screen for STDS. Inadequate understanding leads to a false sense of security. STATISTICS AND FACTS ABOUT SEXUAL DISEASES HOW BIG IS THE THREAT FACTORS BEHIND THOSE BIG NUMBERS Unprotected sex: The unawareness of the disease: 95% 75% 50% 15% 15% of college students who had sex while under the influence of alcohol passed on an STD or contracted one from One in four college students has a STD. someone else. The CDC estimates that 19 million new sexually transmitted infections occur O More than 50% of study participants believed they could tell if someone had each year, almost half 50% among 15-24 year olds. an STD just by looking at them. In 91% of women with new HPV infections, HPV became undetectable within two years. HPV is the number one • 95% do not use a condom during oral sex. 91% sexually-transmitted disease on college campuses. • 75% do not use a condom during anal sex. STDS cost the US healthcare system $17 billion dollars every year. • 50% do not use a condom during vaginal sex. 80% of people who have a STD experience no noticeable $17B symptoms. SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES SYMPTOMS Swollen Lymph Glands STDS are among the most common infections in the US, particularly for college students. O AIDS / HIV Fatigue Gonorrhea AIDS / HIV OSyphilis Hepatitis DISEASE DESCRIPTION Syphilis AIDS / HIV AIDS is a Inability to Fight Infections condition where the immune Body Aches and Pains system begins to fail, weakening a person's ability to fight infections. OAIDS / HIV 60,000 O Herpes O Hepatitis O Syphilis O Chlamydia O Gonorrhea new infections each year Herpes Simplex is a viral disease transmitted by skin to skin 2 HERPES Abnormal Discharge and Pain during Urination O Herpes O Chlamydia O Gonorrhea 45 million infected contact, appearing as blisters, ulcers or sores. CHLAMYDIA Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted 4-6 million infected each bacterial infection in the developed world. It is often asymptomatic. year Blotches On or Under the Skin 4 GONORRHEA Diarrhea Gonorrhea is a contagious bacterial infection transmitted most often through sexual contact with an infected person. AIDS / HIV AIDS / HIV O Hepatitis O Hepatitis 700,000 infected each year Swelling, Itchy or Tingling Areas O Herpes O Chlamydia HEPATITIS в&с Hepatitis is a serious liver infection caused by the Hepatitis B virus. It has flu-like symptoms and can be spread through blood and bodily fluids. 300,000 infected each year 6 SYPHILIS Syphilis is a bacterial infection caused by Treponema pallidum and is spread primarily through sexual activity. 50,000 infected each year TRANSMISSION PREVENTION To protect yourself from STDS, always use protection when having sex, use contraception correctly, and make an effort to know your partners sexual history. Blood Bodily Fluids Skin Objects AIDS / HIV Infection through blood and bodily fluids. Always use a condom and make sure it is used correctly. HERPES Transmitted by skin contact with an infected area. CHLAMYDIA Don't share needles or sex Bacteria passed through sex. objects since you can contract it via shared objects. GONORRHEA Bacteria spread through contact. Use contraception correctly. HEPATITIS B & C Virus spread through blood, fluids and shared items. Keep your body clean after having intercourse. SYPHILIS Bacteria spread through sex and close contact. SOURCES:,,,,,,, ONLINE COLLEGES INFORMATION PROVIDED BY:

STDS on the College Campus

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Sexually Transmitted Disease are one of the biggest healthcare challenges faced by the US today, costing the system $17 billion each year. More than 19 million infections are reported each year, with ...


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