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The prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases is a concern for everyone in the greater San Antonio community.
STD Statistics for San Antonio, TX:
Sexually Transmitted Disease
|Syphilis Cases (Bexar County)||184|
|Syphilis Rate (Bexar County)||11.5|
|Chlamydia Cases (Bexar County)||8,964|
|Chlamydia Rate (Bexar County)||562.2|
|Gonorrhea Cases (Bexar County)||2,932|
|Gonorrhea Rate (Bexar County)||183.9|
|HIV Cases (Texas)||4,181|
|HIV Rate (Texas)||19.5|
|Syphilis Cases (Texas)||6,336|
|Syphilis Rate (Texas)||26.5|
|Gonorrhea Cases (Texas)||32,199|
|Gonorrhea Rate (Texas)||134.7|
|Chlamydia Cases (Texas)||100,870|
|Chlamydia Rate (Texas)||422.0|
Texas reported 77,070 AIDS cases to CDC, cumulatively, from the beginning of the epidemic through December 2008. Texas ranked 4th highest among the 50 states in cumulative reported AIDS cases.
Texas ranked 10th among 50 states, with 5.9 cases of P&S syphilis per 100,000 persons. The number of congenital syphilis cases increased from 68 in 1999 to 127 in 2008.
Ranked 17th among 50 states in chlamydial infections (422 per 100,000 persons) and ranked 15th among 50 states in gonorrheal infections (134.7 per 100,000 persons). Reported rates of chlamydia among women (659.5 cases per 100,000) were 3.6 times greater than those among men (182.9 cases per 100,000).
Sexually transmitted diseases like Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, herpes, and HIV can be passed not only through sexual activity, but also during pregnancy, through IV needle sharing, skin-to-skin contact, or breastfeeding.
Any kind of sexual activity can potentially transmit STDs from one person to another. Although diseases such as Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and HIV are spread through body fluids, Herpes and other STDs are spread through skin-to-skin contact. Condoms can reduce the transmission of STDs, but they are not foolproof.
Many STD cases exhibit negligible signs and symptoms. STD testing offers the only proven way for Bexar County residents to determine their STD health status.
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