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Sexually transmitted infections are increasingly becoming a growing concern, with more and more people becoming carriers of infections they are not even aware of.

To keep yourself save and aware the threats of sexually transmitted infections around you, please check out this key facts


Key facts
More than 1 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are acquired every day worldwide, the majority of which are asymptomatic.

Each year there are an estimated 374 million new infections with 1 of 4 curable STIs: chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and trichomoniasis.

More than 500 million people 15–49 years are estimated to have a genital infection with herpes simplex virus (HSV or herpes)

(1). Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is associated with over 311 000 cervical cancer deaths each year

(2). Almost 1 million pregnant women were estimated to be infected with syphilis in 2016, resulting in over 350 000 adverse birth outcomes

(3). STIs have a direct impact on sexual and reproductive health through stigmatization, infertility, cancers and pregnancy complications and can increase the risk of HIV.

Drug resistance is a major threat to reducing the burden of STIs worldwide.

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