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
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