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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Concern Everyone

  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates about 65 million Americans are living with a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
  • About half of all people will be infected by an STD sometime in their lifetimes.
  • More than 19 million new cases occur each year In the United States, almost half of them among young people aged 15 to 24.
  • Each year, one in four teens contracts an STD.
  • As many as one in four Americans have Genital Herpes, and up to 90% are unaware that they have it.
  • Each year in the United States, more than $13 billion is spent on major STDs including  human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
  • All STDs can be improved by treatment, and some can be cured, but many people who are infected don't recognize the symptoms.

This book gives information primarily from official government medical sources on the most common STDs extant in the United States, including description of symptoms, more than 70 figures and photographs, what to do to reduce risk of exposure, and what to do if you think you might have been exposed.
If you are concerned, then do something.  Inactivity and ignoring information will not make it better.
Buy this book and share it with your friends—illnesses like STDs will only thrive in darkness and ignorance.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases—Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention-2nd Edition – Assembled and Edited by R.J.Banis, PhD, (2006)  Illustrated with more than 70 photographs and illustrations, ISBN 1-888725-58-3, 8X5,  290 pp, $18.95 

Suppose you test positive for an incurable STD such as Herpes or HPV?

Is it the end of the world? No!

Many people share your circumstances. Going on with a normal life is helped a lot by finding people who share and undertand. There are organizations that specialize in helping with this, 

Positive Singles Groups (This area unndergoing reorganization-coming soon) - The best place in the world for meeting  singles with STDs.

If you are diagnosed with an incurable STD, such as HIV or Herpes (HSV), life isn't over! These illnesses are treatable and you can still carry on a social life in a sexually responsible way. There is an ethical issue regarding exposure of others to the infection, but There are very active available resources for finding others in the same situation who would not suffer from exposure and are as eager as you are to carry on normal social relationships. See the discussion on this in the chapter on "Statistics and STDs." Learn more at one of the positive relationship websites such as

You don't need to go on through life facing embarrassing questions in new relationships  or worrying about spreading a disease, Enjoying a normal life with good relationships is entirely possible. There are many other people looking for friendship with you. 

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