US has epidemic of sexually transmitted diseaseBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7173.1616b (Published 12 December 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1616
- Janice Hopkins Tanne
- New York
The incidence and prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States are among the highest in the industrialised world, reveal latest figures.
The United States had 15.3 million new cases of sexually transmitted disease in 1996 and more than 68 million Americans now have an incurable sexually transmitted disease such as herpes, human papillomavirus infection, hepatitis B, or HIV …