Silent Epidemic Rages On
Plain Truth Magazine
March 1978
Volume: Vol XLIII, No.3
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Silent Epidemic Rages On

It's still the "silent epidemic." No one likes to talk about gonorrhea and syphilis and the more than 20 other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) which are literally out of control in nations throughout the world today. Yet the startling fact is that these diseases, as a group, are by far the number one communicable disease problem in the world! Many people are "playing around" with sex without knowing the dangers involved, and are getting badly hurt. The statistics are staggering. Last year over one million cases of gonorrhea alone were reported in the United States, and it is estimated that when the unreported cases are considered, the actual number is closer to four million. Gonorrhea and syphilis account for more infections every year than measles, mumps, scarlet fever, strep throat, hepatitis, and tuberculosis combined! In the United States, a new infection of gonorrhea or syphilis occurs every ten seconds!

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Plain Truth MagazineMarch 1978Vol XLIII, No.3