Journal of Applied Cosmetology, Vol. 37 iss. 1 (Jan-Jun 2019)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly 20 million new STIs occur every year in this country, half of those among young people aged 15 to 24 (syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis). A real increase in incidence is due to the increased tendency to have unprotected sex without using a condom (1, 2). Another reason of the increased incidence is certainly related to the disinterest of most of population against these infections; this absence of interest is linked to lack of information dedicated to this subject, especially by young people and as a result to poor knowledge of the problem represented by the STIs (3). It is also important to point out that in most developing countries, where the widespread use of antibiotics in the past decades has led to a drastic reduction in the spread of STIs, there is now a marked increase in viral STIs such as genital herpes and warts, and the re-emergence of diseases such as syphilis and lymphogranuloma venereum almost completely disappeared, (4). In fact, from the mid-1990s, the increase in diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections, including syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia were reported in several European countries, especially among adolescent between 16-19 years (2). In addition, the sexually transmitted infections are a major health problem that affects mostly young people, not only in developing but also in developed countries. Noteworthy, the statistical reference of the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from
the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, 2018.