The State of STDs in the United States in 2021 – HTML Version
The State of STDs in the United States in 2021.
STDs continue to forge ahead, compromising the nation’s health.
1.6 million cases of chlamydia; 3.8% decrease since 2017.
710,151 cases of gonorrhea; 28% increase since 2017.
176,713 cases of syphilis; 74% increase since 2017.
2,855 cases of syphilis among newborns; 203% increase since 2017.
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