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STDs Excluding HIV Deaths

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STDs stands for sexually transmitted diseases. HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is not included in the statistics here. All STDs are mainly spread by sexual activity, often by people who have no obvious symptoms at the time, but are infectious. The diseases, described below, are the sum of (with their contribution to the total STDs excluding HIV deaths in 2002):

a Syphilis, Map 375, (87% of deaths).

b Chlamydia, Map 376, (5% of deaths).

c Gonorrhoea, Map 377, (1% of deaths).

d Other STDs, no map, (7% of deaths).

STDs caused 0.3% of all deaths worldwide in 2002 or 29 deaths per million people, not including deaths due to HIV/AIDS.

International Classification of Diseases-10 codes: A50-A64, N70-N73,

Territories are sized in proportion to the absolute number of people who died from sexually transmitted disease in one year.


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