Record number of STDs diagnosed in USA previous year

Record number of STDs diagnosed in USA previous year

Record number of STDs diagnosed in USA previous year

"We are sliding backward", Jonathan Mermin, the CDC's director for HIV/AIDS, Viral, STD and TB Prevention, said.

"It is evident the systems that identify, treat, and ultimately prevent STDs are strained to near-breaking point".

For the fourth year in a row, the rates of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia have gone up in the United States with almost 2.3 million cases reported, according to the CDC. About a decade ago, STDs were at all-time lows.

Gail Bolan, director of the Division of STD Prevention at the CDC, called the rise "very concerning".

"Commitment" usually means "money", and state and local health officials spoke candidly about the country's "eroding public health infrastructure" that they felt contributed to the tremendous increase in STDs.

Dating apps such as Tinder and Grinder have made it easier for people to find sex partners and engage in high-risk behaviors including sex without condoms. A report has found that cases of syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea have spiked for the fourth year in a row.

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But Fraser pointed out that the solution to the rising STD problem is not going to be "treating our way out of it", and that a solid public health infrastructure is also needed. "They do as little as possible", Klausner told Vox. Diagnoses increased 45 percent among women aged 15 to 24.

Diagnoses of gonorrhea rose by 67 percent overall from 333,004 in 2013 to 555,608 cases, according to preliminary data for 2017.

The diseases are soaring among heterosexual men along with pregnant women and their babies, according to the report.

The trend is exacerbated by the fact that gonorrhea could soon become resistant to antibiotic treatment, the CDC said in a statement Tuesday.

The CDC now recommends a two-dose therapy for gonorrhea consisting of an intramuscular dose of ceftriaxone - the only "highly effective" antibiotic used to treat gonorrhea in the US - and oral azithromycin.

The finding adds concerns that azithromycin-resistant genes in some gonorrhea could crossover into strains of gonorrhea with reduced susceptibility to ceftriaxone - and that a strain of gonorrhea may someday surface that does not respond to ceftriaxone.

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