HEALTH STD RECORD HIGH IN US Aug 28 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report the US hit a record high of STD diagnoses in 2017 and the numbers continue to rise sharply Data released today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a record high in STD diagnoses with 23 million cases of chlamydia gonorrhea and syphilis diagnosed in 2017 The increase in STD diagnoses is attributed to a lack of federal funding for state public health programs as well as an increase in drug abuse and socioeconomic problems ___ The CDC compared their data from 2017 to data collected in 2013 and is as follows - Gonorrhea rose by 67% overall doubling among men and showing a concerning increase in women for the third year in a row - Primary and secondary syphilis rose 76% almost 70% of which are cases among gay bisexual and other men who have sex with men - Chlamydia rose by 219% and remains the most common condition 45% were diagnosed in 15- to 24-year-olds ___ These STDs can be cured with antibiotics however untreated cases are causing serious health issues like infertility ectopic pregnancy stillbirth in infants and higher risk of HIV infection Meme

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