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STDs tighten their grip on the nation's health as rates increase for a fourth year, 2017

STDs in the United States, 2017

Congenital Syphilis in the U.S., 2017

Congenital Syphilis in the U.S., 2017

Gonorrhea in the U.S., 2017

Gonorrhea in the U.S., 2017

Chlamydia in the U.S., 2017

Chlamydia in the U.S., 2017

Syphilis in the U.S., 2017

Syphilis in the U.S., 2017

The Value of Chlamydia Screening

The Value of Chlamydia Screening

Illustration of Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Illustration of Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Illustration of Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria

Illustration of Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria

Illustration of syphilis bacteria

Illustration of syphilis bacteria

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2017 STD Surveillance Report: Congenital Syphilis Cases Reach 20 Year High - September 25, 2018

According to CDC’s annual STD Surveillance Report, cases of congenital syphilis more than doubled since 2013 (362 in 2013 to 918 in 2017), reaching a 20-year high and outpacing overall increases in STDs nationwide.

Syphilis in Newborns is on the RiseCdc-pdf[PDF - 673 KB]

Syphilis in Newborns is on the Rise

Syphilis Testing is Essential for All Pregnant WomenCdc-pdf[PDF - 556 KB]

Syphilis Testing is Essential for All Pregnant Women

Syphilis in Newborns: The State of the NationCdc-pdf[PDF - 527 KB]

Syphilis in Newborns: The State of the Nation

2018 STD Prevention Conference - August 28, 2018

CDC presented preliminary surveillance data (2017) at the 2018 STD Prevention Conference in Washington, D.C. It found recent increases STDs have continued for four consecutive years — and that the nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported to CDC for 2017 exceed the previous 2016 record by more than 200,000 cases.

The U.S. is Experiencing Steep, Sustained Increases in STDs

The U.S. is Experiencing Steep, Sustained Increases in STDs

Undiagnosed STDs Can Lead to Severe Health Problems

Undiagnosed STDs Can Lead to Severe Health Problems

Continued Concerns About Antibiotic Resistant Gonorrhea

Continued Concerns About Antibiotic Resistant Gonorrhea

Steep, Sustained Increases in STDs, 2013-2017

Steep, Sustained Increases in STDs, 2013-2017

CDC Data Released Today Show STD Diagnoses at Record High in U.S. - September 26, 2017

CDC data from the 2016 STD surveillance report show more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2016, the highest number ever.

Increase in syphilis among newborns is accelerating

Increase in syphilis among newborns is accelerating

Burden of syphilis highest among men, particularly gay and bisexual

Burden of syphilis highest among men, particularly gay and bisexual

2015 STD Surveillance Report - October 19, 2016

Data for three nationally reported STDs – chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis – show unprecedented highs in 2015. CDC calls for expanded prevention efforts in light of these increases.

Dr. Jonathan Mermin on the need to mobilize, rebuild, and expand STD services

Dr. Jonathan Mermin on the need to mobilize, rebuild, and expand STD services

Dr. Gail Bolan on talking more openly about STDs

Dr. Gail Bolan on talking more openly about STDs

Gay and Bisexual Men Face Highest – and Rising – Number of Syphilis

Gay and Bisexual Men Face Highest – and Rising – Number of Syphilis

Most Reported Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Infections Occur among 15-24-Year-Olds

Most Reported Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Infections Occur among 15-24-Year-Olds

Audio

Below are audio clips featuring NCHHSTP Director Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH and Division of STD Director Gail Bolan, MD. To save the audio clip, right click the audio player and select the “Save audio as…” option.

Dr. Jonathan Mermin on the nation’s decisive moment regarding STDs


Dr. Jonathan Mermin on reversing the STD epidemics


Dr. Gail Bolan on the importance of talking openly about STDs


Dr. Gail Bolan on the devastating consequences of syphilis

2016 STD Prevention Conference - September 22, 2016

Data (2015) presented at the conference reinforces that sexually active gay and bisexual men are at high risk for syphilis – and that syphilis affects gay and bisexual men in some parts of the country more than others.

Primary and secondary syphilis rates among MSM by U.S. State – 44 states, 2015

Primary and secondary syphilis rates among MSM by U.S. State – 44 states, 2015

STDs Among Youth

Half of the estimated 20 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that occur each year in the United States occur among young adults ages 15-24. The following graphics can help inform your stories on this important topic.

Many do not know they’re infected because STIs often have no symptoms

Many do not know they’re infected because STIs often have no symptoms

Young people account for a substantial proportion of new STIs

Young people account for a substantial proportion of new STIs

Young people can protect themselves

Young people can protect themselves

Consequences are particularly severe for young women

Consequences are particularly severe for young women

Youth bear disproportionate share of STIs

Youth bear disproportionate share of STIs

Unique factors place youth at risk

Unique factors place youth at risk

Multimedia Archive
Illustration of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Under Microscope

Illustration of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Under Microscope

Estimated number of new sexually transmitted infections

Estimated number of new sexually transmitted infections

Pie charts showing drastic increase of primary and secondary syphilis cases from 2000-2014.

Primary and Secondary Syphilis in the U.S., 2000-2014

Most Reported Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Infections Occur among 15-24-Year-Olds

Most Reported Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Infections Occur among 15-24-Year-Olds

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