STD Facts & Statistics
Which Diseases are Sexually Transmitted?
Some sexually transmitted diseases are:
- 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
- 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.