The State of STDs in the United States – HTML Version

The State of STDs in the United States in 2020.

STDs remain far too high, even in the face of a pandemic.

1.6 million cases of chlamydia; 1.2% decrease since 2016.

677,769 cases of gonorrhea; 45% increase since 2016.

133,945 cases of syphilis; 52% increase of infectious syphilis since 2016.

2,148 cases of syphilis among newborns; 235% increase since 2016.

Note: These data reflect the effect of COVID-19 on STD surveillance trends.

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