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Saturday, April 29, 2006

United States has 19 million new infections every year!!!!

With reference to Dr. Razavi's Good to Know Info: It's Not the Davinci Code... post on Dr Razavi's blog who is a doctor working in Google, she posted a link to the Centre of disease control talking about a major problem in the United States which is Sexually Transmitted Diseases. They are one of the leading countries in the world with such enormous number of cases.

According to the link to CDC's report, the...

CDC estimates that 19 million new infections occur each year, almost half of them among young people ages 15 to 24. In addition to the physical and psychological consequences of STDs, these diseases also exact a tremendous economic toll. Direct medical costs associated with STDs in the United States are estimated at $13 billion annually.


It would be more interesting to add that there is currently a mumps outbreak in the Mid West states in the US, also among college students with cases doubling in the last week with the state of Iowa reaching 1000 cases!!! Even today, April 28th, a new case has been reported in Georgia!! This is obviously sexually transmitted as well.

This will definitly take its toll on the natural growth rate of population as more people will get sterile and be not able to have children.

I guess the gulf countries governments have to issue travel and health warnings for its students and people there ;). France and the rest of Europe have to rejoice that Arabs were not think of the US as a travel destination for sexual pleasure. Anyways, prostitution is illegal in the US.

I always thought of America as more conservative compared to Europe and Canada. But the trend has been changing and soon the churces there will lose their grip on people.

I guess we Egyptians are aware of consequences of sexually transmitted diseases given that there was that movie by Tareq Allam and Ezzat Abou Ouf called "El Agenda El Hamra" The red note that handled this issue including complications of the syphilis disease. Its not only Egypt afterall that fails in its health campaigns. The safe sex campaign seems to have no effect among the educated college students of the United States. At least Egypt got rid of the polio (infantile paralysis) through a major campaign that dealt with millions of illiterate people and ignorance of many others.

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