STD Facts & Statistics

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

  • Gonorrhea (GC)
  • Chlamydia
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Syphilis
  • Herpes (HSV)
  • Genital warts (HPV)
Some diseases which may be sexually transmitted include:
  • Non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU)
  • 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 State Statistical Rankings Out of 100 Counties 
  • Number 22nd for Newly Diagnosed HIV Infection for 2012-2014.
  • Number 19th for Newly Diagnosed Chlamydia Cases for 2014. 
  • Number 11th for Newly Diagnosed Gonorrhea Cases for 2014.
  • Number 19th for Newly Diagnosed Early Syphilis (Primary, Secondary, Early Latent) for 2012-2014.

Data Source: North Carolina Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NC EDSS) as of July 6, 2015.