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Date: 02/18/10 02:00 PM

95 Responses to STDs In America: An Infographic [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18930 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    Link: STDs In America: An Infographic - Not only does the US have the hottest looking people (as proven is yesterday`s poll), but it has loads of STDs too. USA!
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    TxP Female 70 & Over
    1190 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 2:07 pm
    heeeey i used this on a project once!
    whoa, minus the condom part :S lol
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    Froggybuster Male 13-17
    122 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 2:14 pm
    USA doesn`t have the hottest people, it has the people most willing to expose themselves to cameras. These are interesting though.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    Ewwww
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    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    February 18, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    I`m beginning not to trust these infographics after the last one about "tabacco". Plus, we already know STDs are bad and people have them.
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    I don`t believe that ALL of these are completely true.
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    d4es Male 18-29
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    February 18, 2010 at 2:25 pm
    My maths isn`t the greatest, so maybe someone can clear it up.

    Highest rate of STD`s is 97 per 1000. That`s 9.7% by my count. How does that equate to "1 in 5 people in the US has STD`s"?

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    AntEconomist Male 40-49
    356 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 2:28 pm
    The chart contradicts itself. The map shows an average STD rate of around 40 per 1000 -- that`s 4%. Below the map, it says "1 in 5 people in the US has an STD" -- that`s 20%. Which is it?
  9. Profile photo of Paul1582
    Paul1582 Male 13-17
    670 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 2:35 pm
    Highest rate of STD`s is 97 per 1000. That`s 9.7% by my count. How does that equate to "1 in 5 people in the US has STD`s"?

    Pretty sure it means the number of people who have had STDS, not everyone with an STD currently.

    Also, if you`re trying to find the amount of STDs per 1000 by using that graph, you can`t just get the average. Not everyone who has an STD has to have them all; one person could have chlamydia and another could have gonorrhea. That`s 2 people, not 1.

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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    February 18, 2010 at 2:53 pm
    The chart contradicts itself. The map shows an average STD rate of around 40 per 1000 -- that`s 4%. Below the map, it says "1 in 5 people in the US has an STD" -- that`s 20%. Which is it?

    The difference might be explained by them referring to different things.

    The chart under the map refers to reported cases per year. It`s likely that the map also refers to reported cases per year - the numbers seem to match up.

    The difference between that and the bottom figures could be explained by two things;

    i) STDs that last for more than a year. If you have 1000 new cases per year, after 5 years you have 5000 people infected.

    ii) A very large estimate of unreported cases added on to the reported cases.

    e.g. 40 cases of clamydia reported per year per 1000 people, estimate 160 unreported cases per year, estimate average of 2 years between infection and reporting...200 new cases per 1000 people per year, 40% of people infected at any given time.

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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 2:53 pm
    Sure, make it a "special" disease cause you were bonking when you got it. 9 out of 10 people catch flu, but you don`t see infographics about flu, ingrown toenails and body odor do you?
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    February 18, 2010 at 2:57 pm
    That porn actress was hawt!
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    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
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    February 18, 2010 at 2:59 pm
    actually ant, the average std rate according to the map is 45.44
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    February 18, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    I also call bullpoo on the 9.7%=20% thing. I will never believe one of these again.
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    kitwatson Female 13-17
    364 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 3:03 pm
    It`s interesting that the states that are more likely to teach abstinence only sex ed have higher STD counts. Not that I`m surprised.
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    DeutschDude9 Male 18-29
    473 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 3:05 pm
    why does the south have more std`s, more idiots, and more republicans than the rest of the nation?
  17. Profile photo of Nucleartoast
    Nucleartoast Female 13-17
    258 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    1 in 4 high school girls? bull poo
  18. Profile photo of urbanlegend
    urbanlegend Male 18-29
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    February 18, 2010 at 3:20 pm
    the wholesome conservative south has more than liberal california where all the gays live? hahah
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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
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    February 18, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    This is very disgusting/disturbing to know. People are gross.
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    nonamewillfi Male 13-17
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    February 18, 2010 at 3:25 pm
    anyone else lol at Alaska`s 69?
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    February 18, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    i`m with nucleartoast...aint no damn way 1 in 4 high school girls has something...maybe in the ghetto-ass welfare schools or some sh*t...but my school is prolly like...1 in 9 or 10 TOPS...and we have a considerable amount of hos!
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    icecream2269 Female 18-29
    523 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    ewww! i didn`t know crabs could live on eyelashes! that`s nasty!
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    theHUSHSOUND Female 13-17
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    February 18, 2010 at 3:36 pm
    I think it`s hilariously ironic that the south has a higher percentage of std`s when it`s supposed to be the bible belt, and sex pre-marriage isn`t "allowed" according to the bible.
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    123Superhero Male 18-29
    70 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 3:47 pm
    1 out of 5 people? and yet the values for the states never get anywhere near 200 per 1000 people needed to match this value. Unless im being a foool, there stats dont match up.... kinda makes everything on it seem a bit questionable...
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    February 18, 2010 at 3:48 pm
    I feel bad for people in the porn business. I mean, it looks fun on camera, but its a simple fact that doing porn is plan Z.
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    iBegrindin Male 18-29
    133 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 3:58 pm
    Ohhhh Mississippi...
    The fattest AND most sexually unclean state in America. Gross combination.

    And this is why you wait til marriage. Especially you ladies!

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    Seastone Female 18-29
    612 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 4:02 pm
    Dang, Mississippi, you scary!
  28. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    February 18, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    why do i think about half of this is bull?
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    npdarren Male 18-29
    602 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 4:22 pm
    Anyone find it odd that the sector of people (gays) accused of bringing about many of the STD`s, live in the states with the lowest STD percentages (Mass., New Hampshire, Vermont, etc.)?
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    panth753 Female 18-29
    9256 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 4:28 pm
    "Ohhhh Mississippi...
    The fattest AND most sexually unclean state in America. Gross combination.
    And this is why you wait til marriage. Especially you ladies!"

    Totally, and my dad would kill me if I had sex.

  31. Profile photo of Pooptart19
    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    February 18, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Coincidence? I think NOT!

  32. Profile photo of JaLacaob
    JaLacaob Male 18-29
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    February 18, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Moving to New Hampshire!
  33. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
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    February 18, 2010 at 4:52 pm
    I`m beginning to hate inforgraphics.
  34. Profile photo of Harleq
    Harleq Male 18-29
    108 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 5:11 pm
    Statistics like this are always skewed by high population areas with specific demographics that are more prone to such things. Also keep in mind the idiots who don`t seek medical attention and therefore aren`t factored in to these statistics.
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    dragosal Male 18-29
    1630 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 5:23 pm
    Kent: Mr. Simpson, how do you respond to the charges that petty
    vandalism such as graffiti is down eighty percent, while heavy
    sack-beatings are up a shocking nine hundred percent?
    Homer: Aw, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent.
    Forfty percent of all people know that.
    Kent: I see. Well, what do you say to the accusation that your group
    has been causing more crimes than it`s been preventing?
    Homer: Oh, Kent, I`d be lying if I said my men weren`t
    committing crimes.
    Kent: Well, touche`.
  36. Profile photo of nerinea
    nerinea Female 18-29
    4 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 5:40 pm
    uhmm.. the pie chart by age... 25% is bigger than 33%?
  37. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 5:43 pm
    Urg... So many STD cases... What a filth-hole.

    Use a condom America.

  38. Profile photo of odeed
    odeed Male 18-29
    453 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 5:58 pm
    "the wholesome conservative south has more than liberal california where all the gays live? hahah"

    I think it has got more to do with the poverty levels. I doubt that it`s the conservatives who are getting the STDs, rather, it`s the white trash, and the poor African American population.

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    odeed Male 18-29
    453 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 6:02 pm
    For instance, Utah is notorious for being one of the most staunchly conservative states, but it has one of the lowest rates.
  40. Profile photo of Dragonlord
    Dragonlord Male 18-29
    734 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 6:05 pm
    The map at the top seems to show around 5% of the population being infected... no more than 10% for any state. But then below, it says 1 in 5, which is 20%.

    And yeah, the 25% and 33% are backwards in the age-range pie chart is out of order.

  41. Profile photo of CheeseMan1
    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
    1408 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 6:35 pm
    1 out of 5 people have an STD... STD rate is below 10% for every state... am I missing something?
  42. Profile photo of Vindictive
    Vindictive Female 18-29
    1077 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 6:46 pm
    somewhat serious question: what is the likelyhood off two lesbians giving each other an STD? i mean, there`s no real penetration. i`ve always wondered this and i`ve never had anyone answer me.
  43. Profile photo of lkc1
    lkc1 Female 13-17
    224 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 6:56 pm
    haha, lets hear it for the south!!!!!!!!
  44. Profile photo of moefreak
    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 7:04 pm
    Vindictive, lesbians are much less likely to give each other STDs than heterosexual couples or male gay couples. It`s still not an impossibility though. The only problem there is that contraception for lesbians pretty much consists of putting saran wrap on your genitals or using plastic gloves, and clearly these aren`t very attractive options.
  45. Profile photo of zookuw
    zookuw Male 13-17
    195 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 8:11 pm
    HURRAY FOR MAINE :DD
  46. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
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    February 18, 2010 at 8:12 pm
    Why does the south have significantly more STDs?
  47. Profile photo of BenTheBug
    BenTheBug Male 18-29
    1195 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 8:34 pm
    @piepig

    They`re getting laid more.

  48. Profile photo of Iambored153
    Iambored153 Male 13-17
    56 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 8:42 pm
    Alaska has 69 thousand. ;)
  49. Profile photo of odeed
    odeed Male 18-29
    453 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 9:03 pm
    "Why does the south have significantly more STDs?"

    Because poor=STDs...

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    captainkat Female 13-17
    159 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 9:05 pm
    My city (Nashville) has been the capitol for Syphilis for some odd number of years. Its scary.
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    kimkio Female 18-29
    877 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 9:07 pm
    *pukes* and i was going to have breakfast
  52. Profile photo of UrielElOsO
    UrielElOsO Male 18-29
    79 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 9:15 pm
    Ew... So crabs can live in people`s armpits and eyelashes. Now that is nasty...
  53. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
    1113 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 9:15 pm
    Lesbians can give eachother skin to skin contact STI`s, mainly herpes, crabs, scabies. You can use a dental dam to protect yourself a bit anyway. Latex gloves or condoms on your fingers, but it`s mostly unnecessary, with the exception of oral sex and slammin your junk together.
  54. Profile photo of Jazzycakes
    Jazzycakes Male 18-29
    217 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 9:23 pm
    fark why can`t they find a good root and stick with it for a bit instead of sleeping around

    inb4 THIS IS GODS WILL FOR HAVING SEX BEOFRE MARRIAGE

  55. Profile photo of Dainty
    Dainty Female 18-29
    355 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 9:42 pm
    Nice going, Illinois!
    Though I`m not surprised.
  56. Profile photo of Renaud-
    Renaud- Male 18-29
    423 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 9:55 pm
    Haha deeeeeeeep south YIPEEEE!
  57. Profile photo of punkipenguin
    punkipenguin Female 18-29
    778 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 10:04 pm
    i`ve never had an std.

    ky has a lower number than i expected. major skanks (male and female) in the city i grew up in. luckily i finally got out of there.

  58. Profile photo of nuxnixy12
    nuxnixy12 Male 13-17
    15 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 10:41 pm
    I don`t really believe this. The high school number seems rediculous unless you include viral herpes, in which case that is a rediculous number. and the porn acter and actress`s thing, they get tested all the time. porn acters are required to get tested before every shooting. They are some of the cleanest people out there
  59. Profile photo of astralomega
    astralomega Female 18-29
    162 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 10:52 pm
    Is that true about flavoured condoms? If it is it`s something interesting to remember..

    Proud to say I`m 19 and have only slept with one person in my entire life and I`m still with him. I don`t see that changing any time soon either.

  60. Profile photo of cman7721
    cman7721 Male 18-29
    618 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 10:53 pm
    so THAT`S how you spell...um....(checking) chlamydia? i never knew that.
  61. Profile photo of IONIC
    IONIC Male 18-29
    163 posts
    February 18, 2010 at 10:57 pm
    Man, i feel bad for Florida. They are friggin surrounded by STD infected states from all sides. If you decide to leave Florida, don`t bang anyone on the way out. Keep it in storage until you hit Utah!! Or if need be, make a pit stop in west virginia, then move on. And if your from West Virginia, avoid out of towners like the freakin` plague!
  62. Profile photo of Twot
    Twot Female 18-29
    32 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 12:04 am
    Wow, Just..wow.
  63. Profile photo of Raberboom
    Raberboom Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 12:21 am
    I think this is such a huge problem in US because we still are to uncomfortable with sex as a country. So no one ever brings it up with doctors, or partners.
  64. Profile photo of Raberboom
    Raberboom Male 18-29
    833 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 12:24 am
    and on another note i question the credibility of the info-graphics these show, they seem a little extreme in some cases.
  65. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 1:46 am
    Wow, Just..wow.
  66. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 1:51 am
    Towards the middle of the chart, it states that 1 in 5 Americans has an STD- that`s more than TWICE the highest statewide STD rate from the map at the top (the highest being Mississippi with 97 in 1000 people infected with an STD, or about 1 in 10). The only way this makes any sense is if the chart means 1 in 5 people has HAD an STD (as in at some point during their lives), while the map only refers to people currently infected. But if that`s what it means, then that`s what it should fcuking say.
  67. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 2:06 am
    "porn acters are required to get tested before every shooting. They are some of the cleanest people out there."
    One- they only test monthly. So if one performer gets an STD and then performs before their next test, they spread it around quite a bit before it`s caught. Two- I have heard that there is a lower STD rate among porn stars than people of the same age group in the general population, but I still wouldn`t put my dick in Bree Olson without a condom (not that I`ll ever get the chance).
  68. Profile photo of ardystic
    ardystic Male 18-29
    1083 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 2:42 am
    HPV. my worst fear and it`s in the lead. oh god.
  69. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
    3426 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 3:07 am
    Ever notice that when someone had AIDS everyone feels sorry for them, but when someone has Chlamydia, they`re called a slut.
  70. Profile photo of Omphaloskept
    Omphaloskept Male 40-49
    181 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 3:23 am
    @sbeelz

    Good catch, you beat me to it. The 25% infection rate for high school girls sounds highly suspicious, too. I suspect the U. S. map is based on the CDCs numbers and the next line is from MSNBC numbers...

  71. Profile photo of PENtrap
    PENtrap Male 18-29
    199 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 3:24 am
    hey `sbeelz` no one cares. go write a blog or somthing..
  72. Profile photo of Reganom
    Reganom Male 18-29
    505 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 3:43 am
    "Why does the south have significantly more STDs?"

    Isn`t the south very religious? And the lack of use of condoms would increase the spread.

  73. Profile photo of MrBored123
    MrBored123 Male 18-29
    52 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 4:12 am
    @Omphaloskept

    If you count in the Herpes infections, then all the beautiful girls will have it in high school, that corresponds roughly to 25%.

  74. Profile photo of Raberboom
    Raberboom Male 18-29
    833 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 4:49 am
    going from these posts about using condoms on STD ppl, maybe THATS why US has so many stds... (cause condoms wont block that poo 100%....)
  75. Profile photo of razlem
    razlem Male 13-17
    533 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 5:14 am
    The South has more STDs because of its higher black population. Not to say that every one has an STD, but the ghetto culture is spreading like wildfire.

    It sounds racist, but its the truth:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Census...

  76. Profile photo of diaphram
    diaphram Male 13-17
    91 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 5:41 am
    why do they even make flovord condoms if they`re not to be used for penetration?
  77. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 19, 2010 at 5:49 am
    I heard 1 in 5 and this is all I could think of.
  78. Profile photo of megann_exoh
    megann_exoh Female 13-17
    688 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 6:01 am
    what the.. :|
  79. Profile photo of LemonTarte
    LemonTarte Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 7:40 am
    Ew this is disgusting. I`m never having sex.
  80. Profile photo of theos12
    theos12 Male 40-49
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    February 19, 2010 at 8:22 am
    Razlem - I would say it`s more likely that the South has a high rate of STDs because of racist, ignorant, white trash, trailer park inbreeders like yourself.
  81. Profile photo of Harleq
    Harleq Male 18-29
    108 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 8:36 am
    Theos, Razlem is right. Call it racist all you want, but southern black folk who have less opportunity and less education don`t know any better about STDs.
  82. Profile photo of Webz
    Webz Male 18-29
    542 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 9:08 am
    1/4 of high school girls have STDs?!

    Ho-lee poo!

  83. Profile photo of GlooStikk
    GlooStikk Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 9:16 am
    ha HA, well good thing they are mostly either curable or just not that big a deal
  84. Profile photo of joker7189
    joker7189 Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 9:18 am
    This infographic is quite informative lol, but I just had my annual test, I`M CLEAN!
  85. Profile photo of Omphaloskept
    Omphaloskept Male 40-49
    181 posts
    February 19, 2010 at 10:22 am
    No, it`s just ridiculous. Somewhat less than half of all high-schoolers have had sex. To think that half of those that have are infected with an STD when the highest infection rate by state (Mississippi) is less than one percent?!?! I call BS.
  86. Profile photo of shalantas
    shalantas Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 10:49 am
    note to self, don`t hook up Mississippi or Louisiana
  87. Profile photo of alfietoon
    alfietoon Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 10:28 pm
    this is one of the only times i do not agree on the american/british difference in language it should be STI not STD as most "STD`s" are infections or atleast a combination of the two depending on what it is
  88. Profile photo of alfietoon
    alfietoon Male 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 10:28 pm
    although that infographic is just bad
  89. Profile photo of Skreshavik
    Skreshavik Female 18-29
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    February 19, 2010 at 11:46 pm
    @theos
    That made me giggle ^^
  90. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    February 20, 2010 at 12:32 am
    "why do they even make flovord condoms if they`re not to be used for penetration?"
    Because you can get an std from giving or receiving oral sex.
  91. Profile photo of astralomega
    astralomega Female 18-29
    162 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 1:11 am
    "HPV. my worst fear and it`s in the lead. oh god."

    HPV is harmless. The only threat is it MAY increase the chance of cervical cancer in some females. That`s why the vaccinations for it were only given to the girls/women in Aus.

    Unfortunately what they were immunising us with made a lot of girls sick so they really need to fix that..

  92. Profile photo of DaisyDope
    DaisyDope Female 13-17
    299 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 9:40 am
    FLAVOURED JOHNNYS = YEAST INFECTIONS?!
  93. Profile photo of Omphaloskept
    Omphaloskept Male 40-49
    181 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 10:00 am
    STI is redundant: if the disease is sexually *transmitted*, then it is necessarily an infection.
  94. Profile photo of Dat1Rican
    Dat1Rican Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    damn alaska`s rate is pretty high...
  95. Profile photo of ashbexmaeur
    ashbexmaeur Female 18-29
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    March 15, 2010 at 6:43 am
    Craps can live in armpits and eyelashes?

    ....

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