The State of STDs in the United States - HTML Version

The State of STDs in the United States in 2019.

STDs increased for the sixth year, reaching a new all-time high.

1.8 million cases of chlamydia; 19% increase since 2015.

616,392 cases of gonorrhea; 56% increase since 2015.

129,813 cases of syphilis; 74% increase of infectious syphilis since 2015.

1,870 cases of syphilis among newborns; 279% rate increase since 2015.

Anyone who has sex could get an STD, but some groups are more affected:
young people aged 15-24,
gay & bisexual men
pregnant people
racial & ethnic minority groups

Left untreated, STDs can cause:
increased risk of giving or getting HIV;
long-term pelvic/abdominal pain;
inability to get pregnant or pregnancy complications.

Prevent the spread of STDs with three simple steps:
TALK. TEST. TREAT.

Learn more at: www.cdc.gov/std/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention