2021 by race in Delaware

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Why This Indicator Matters

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a widespread issue among youth. An estimated 19 million new infections occur each year and almost half of them occur in adolescents and young people. While some infections display signs, most STDs can be "silent," displaying no symptoms and can be diagnosed only through testing. Despite the common nature of STDs, testing for these infections is not widespread, leaving many infections undetected and undiagnosed. The social stigma, lack of public awareness and inadequate education about STDs can severely inhibit discussions about risks, symptoms, transmission and the need for regular testing. As a result of the extensive number of STD cases and lack of public awareness, STDs remain a major public health challenge.
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Definitions: Cases of all STDs except HIV/AIDS for 15-19 year olds by race

Data Source: HIV/STD/HCV Program, Delaware Division of Public Health


Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

This data represents all STDs reported (including gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, syphilis, genital warts, bacterial vaginosis, etc) excluding HIV/AIDS.

S = data are suppressed where number of incidences are at or below 10 to avoid the risk of identification. Data can be linked up with other name sources or other database which can lead to identification of an individual.

Data last updated 01/2022