Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!
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- Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis rates—as well as the number of babies born with syphilis—all increased for a third year, according to CDC’s new Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Surveillance Report.
- STDs can happen to anyone who is sexually active, but the most affected groups remain gay and bisexual men, pregnant women, and young people aged 15–24.
- Public health professionals can promote STD prevention by using and sharing new CDC resources, including fact sheets, sample posts for Twitter and Facebook, social media graphics, and a customizable infographic.
- During each flu season since 2010, more than 100,000 people in the United States have been hospitalized for flu-related illnesses, and an estimated 710,000 people were hospitalized during 2014–15, the worst flu season during those years.
- A strong recommendation from a healthcare provider is a critical factor that affects whether patients get vaccinated for flu.
- The Standards for Adult Immunization Practice call on healthcare professionals to stay updated about CDC immunization recommendations and take steps to help ensure that adults are fully immunized.
- One in 2 people with HIV have had the virus at least 3 years before their diagnosis—according to this month’s Vital Signs report.
- About 40% of new HIV infections Cdc-pdf[PDF-1.9MB] come from people who don’t know they have HIV.
- To diagnose HIV sooner and reduce its spread, healthcare providers can routinely provide HIV testing to everyone aged 13–64 and test people at high risk at least annually.
Did You Know? information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.