STD Rates In US Reach Record High, Says CDC

August 29, 2018

Preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control show that the number of sexually transmitted infections in the US continued to increase in 2017. 45% of chlamydia cases last year were diagnosed in 15- to 24-year-old girls. Syphillis and gonorrhea were on the rise again this year. The latter is particularly concerning because of increasing rates of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea. We have lots of work to do, in terms of education and prevention. Lots. 

 

 

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