TABLE 2Estimated Incidence and Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the United States, 1996

Sexually Transmitted DiseasesIncidencePrevalence
Chlamydia3 million2 million
Gonorrhea650,000
Syphilis70,000
Herpes1 million45 million
Human papilloma virus5.5 million20 million
Hepatitis B77,000750,000
Trichamoniasis5 million
Bacterial vaginosisNo estimate
HIV20,000560,000

From: 8, Population Perspectives: Understanding Health Trends and Evaluating the Health Care System

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New Horizons in Health: An Integrative Approach.
National Research Council (US) Committee on Future Directions for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at the National Institutes of Health; Singer BH, Ryff CD, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2001.
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