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April is STD Awareness Month. A national observance in the U.S. to bring awareness to the serious problem in the country of STDs.
Every year an estimated 20 million people will contract an STD according to the Center for Disease Control and spend an estimated 16 million dollars treating them. The problem seems to be growing as well, from 19 million newly infected patients last year to 20 currently.
Within these newly infected patients almost half of them will be under the age of 25 which shows what a serious concern this is and how important this observance is.
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