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As per CDC’s latest report (samples were taken in 2016), teenage STD statistics indicate some alarming insights. Following are the stats as per the report.


  • 81% of young people between the age group of 13-24 years are gay and bisexual males
  • 22% of all the HIV cases diagnosed in the US belongs to the Adolescents age group of 13-24 years
  • Young people account for 50% of all STI, whereas they are(15 to 24years old age group) just 25% of the total population.
  • Only 10% of the teens have ever been tested for HIV

*CDC recommends all adolescents and adults 13-64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine medical care.

So, what is the most common STD among teenagers today ? & what age group has the highest rate of STDs?

The top 3 common STDs among youth as per CDC’s latest report (2016) is as follows.

  1. Chlamydia: There are 1,008,403 reported cases of Chlamydia in the age group between 15-24. This makes 63% of all Chlamydia


  1. Gonorrhea: The rate of reported gonorrhea cases increased 11.3% among the teenage group of 15–19 years


  1. Primary and Secondary Syphilis: The rate of Primary & Secondary syphilis has increased by 13 % among the age group of 15-19 years


*the rate above belongs to the year 2016 when compared to the previous year.


Teen STD facts: Revealing the cause of rising in STDs in teens

In a survey conducted by CDC in a high school, following are some interesting facts which if known can help avoid STDs.


  • 41% had ever had sexual intercourse, as against the suggestion of abstinence from having sex

If decides to have sex, one must get tested for STDs beforehand.


  • 30% had sexual intercourse within first 3 months of their term in a high school. Out of these 30%
  • Percentage of student did not use condom last time they had sex : 43%, this is because it is always suggested to use condom every time you have oral, anal and vaginal sex


  • Did not know the method to prevent pregnancy: 14%
  • Students under the influence of alcohol or used drugs before last intercourse
  • Only 10% of all students have ever been tested for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).*