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2015 STD Surveillance Report - October 19, 2016
New CDC data for three nationally reported STDs – chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis – combined have reached unprecedented highs, and CDC calls for expanded prevention efforts in light of these increases.
2016 STD Prevention Conference - September 22, 2016
This year’s conference focuses on identifying and transforming barriers into prevention opportunities. New data presented on Thursday, reinforce the risk of syphilis among gay and bisexual men. Additionally, an earlier press briefing, reported the occurrence of the first cluster of gonorrhea cases in the U.S. to show decreased susceptibility to both drugs that are the last available effective treatment option. Additional information on a promising new experimental oral antibiotic treatment was also discussed.
Latest data on Antibiotic Resistant Gonorrhea - July 14, 2016
New data released today find resistance to azithromycin, a first-line antibiotic in the treatment of gonorrhea, is emerging.
STD Surveillance Report, 2014 - November 17, 2015
Annual snapshot of STDs finds that overall reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are increasing.
Increase in Congenital Syphilis - November 12, 2015
New data show sharp increases in reported cases of congenital syphilis between 2012 and 2014, pointing toward missed opportunities to screen and treat pregnant women.
Huffington Post Op-Ed Blog by Dr. Jonathan Mermin, NCHHSTP Director "The Too-Well-Kept Secret to Preventing STDs" - May 21, 2015
- Total combined cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis reported in 2015 reached the highest number ever.
- There are about 20 million new STIs in the US each year.
- CDC estimates STD cases cost the U.S. healthcare system nearly $16 billion each year.
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