STD Facts & Statistics

Which Diseases are Sexually Transmitted?
Some sexually transmitted diseases are:

  • Gonorrhea (GC)
  • Non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU)
  • Chlamydia
  • Syphilis
  • Herpes (HSV)
  • Genital warts (HPV)
Some diseases which may be sexually transmitted include:
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Pediculosis pubis
Some diseases which are not sexually transmitted include:
  • Bacterial vaginitis
  • Tinea cruris (jock itch)
  • Yeast
Facts About STDs

  • They are diseases spread during sexual intercourse
  • Many people have no symptoms but can infect others without knowing it
  • You can develop infections again and again if exposed to new infections
  • You can have serious and permanent consequences such as sterility, heart disease, paralysis, insanity, blindness, and death
  • Pregnant women can pass infections to their unborn child
  • Having testing and early treatment can limit problems and keep the disease from spreading
  • Most infections can be cured by the right medicine, but all sex partners need evaluations and treatment
Wilson County Statistical Rankings
  • Number 17 for HIV reported cases
  • Number 14 for chlamydia
  • Number 7 for gonorrhea
  • Number 31 for early syphilis