Sexually Transmitted Infections Among US Women and Men: Prevalence and Incidence Estimates, 2008

  title={Sexually Transmitted Infections Among US Women and Men: Prevalence and Incidence Estimates, 2008},
  author={Catherine Lindsey Satterwhite and Elizabeth A Torrone and Elissa Meites and Eileen F. Dunne and Reena Mahajan and M. Cheryl Ba{\~n}ez Ocfemia and John R Su and Fujie Xu and Hillard S. Weinstock},
  journal={Sexually Transmitted Diseases},
Background Most sexually active people will be infected with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) at some point in their lives. The number of STIs in the United States was previously estimated in 2000. We updated previous estimates to reflect the number of STIs for calendar year 2008. Methods We reviewed available data and literature and conservatively estimated incident and prevalent infections nationally for 8 common STIs: chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, human papillomavirus… 

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