The State of STDs in the United States - HTML Version
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The State of STDs in the United States in 2016.
STDs tighten their grip on the nation’s health as rates increase for a third year.
1.59 million cases of chlamydia; 4.7% increase since 2015.
468.514 cases of gonorrhea; 18.5% increase since 2015.
27,814 cases of syphilis; 17.6% increase since 2015.
Anyone who has sex is at risk, but some groups are more affected:
young people aged 15-24,
gay & bisexual men, and
Left untreated, STDs can cause:
increased risk of giving or getting HIV;
long-term pelvic/abdominal pain;
inability to get pregnant or pregnancy complications.
Help interrupt the steady climb in STDs with these three steps:
TALK. Talk openly about STDs with your partners & healthcare providers.
TEST. Get tested. It’s the only way to know if you have an STD.
TREAT. If you have an STD, work with your provider to get the right medicine.
Learn more at: www.cdc.gov/std/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Page last reviewed: September 26, 2017 (archived document)
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