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In the United States more than 65 million people are currently living with an incurable sexually transmitted disease SIECUS An additional 15 million people infected with one or more STDs each year roughly half of whom contract lifelong infections SEICUS Most people are unaware of who has these diseases and people who have them are unaware that they have them also In the United States an estimated 153 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases occur each year at least one- fourth of them among teenagers NIAID When STDs were discovered in the 1960s there were only two known diseases syphilis and Gonorrhea In the 1970s one in every forty seven adolescents contracted a sexually transmitted diseaseMarnie Today that figure is one in fourMarnie Later in the 1980s HIV was discovered in India It was found in the Urban parts of India such as Bombay Madras and BangaloreMarnie These diseases rapidly spread along the border regions near Burma where drug use is wide spread and along the trunk roads that serve as a transport networkMarnie In 1981 these STDs began to pop up in New York and other major import export states Sexually transmitted diseases are becoming an epidemic especially among teens Most teens become sexually active between the ages of twelve and nineteen SEICUS Teens at this age should be focused on their education and not on sex In cases like these diseases can be spread easily due to the fact that there is more time to come in contact with the disease again and spread it to another partner Teens make up ten percent of the American population and carry twenty to twenty- five percent of all STDs in the United States One out of every ten teenagers already have a STD Most teens think that using condoms make sex safe Studies show that using condoms one hundred percent of the time during sex only reduce the risk of getting a
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