How common are STDs?

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In sub-Saharan Africa, 65 million new cases of curable STDs occur among adults every year (WHO 1998). It is estimated that for every 1,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa, 254 people become infected with a curable STD each year. It is estimated that for women ages 15-44, STDs (excluding HIV) are the second most common cause of healthy life lost, after the risks of death and infirmity associated with childbearing.

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