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Old 01-27-2005, 11:37 AM   #1
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U.S. LEADS in STD rates

http://articles.health.msn.com/id/100100221/?GT1=6065

Why does everyone suppose this might be? I suspect it may have something to do with our tendency as a society to shrug off the minor STDs because, hey, nothing is as bad as HIV (true)... but people sometimes don't know that even chlamydia and gonorrhea can be deadly if not treated.
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Something else where we can claim we are #1. Go USA!
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Because there is little that discourages individuals from being sexually active at a young age.
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i'd say it has more to do with our refusal to properly educate our youth.
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I'd say that it is due to the combination of reasons stated by both Irvine and Nbcrusader.
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I question if it is true or just more fearmongering by the American media. It is estimated that 44% of South Africa has HIV/AIDS. That doesn't take account other STDs. As a percentage, I doubt that 44% of Americans have STDs.

Of course, if they are going by sheer numbers, there are few nations with a larger population. China? They underreport and everyone knows it. India? Same thing. The difference between the U.S. and other nations? We report the statistics.

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I'd say that it is due to the combination of reasons stated by both Irvine and Nbcrusader.
I agree with this. I think there are multiple reasons for this.
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denial - I meant that people living in denial about STD's could be a major factor in why there is such a high rate

I'd say a CDC study should/would be accurate and impartial
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what nbcrusader, irvine, and mrs. springsteen said.
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I think it is because we do not have enough red states.
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I think it is because we do not have enough red states.
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I think it is because we do not have enough red states.

TX is red. TX leads the country in STDs.

no child left behind, indeed.
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