Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2017

This page provides resources for the 2017 STD Surveillance Report. You can browse the report online, as well as access the editable ‘State of STDs’ infographic or congenital syphilis graphic. A social media toolkit is also available.


View the annual surveillance report as a PDF Cdc-pdf[21 MB].

GISP Profiles 2017: The most current data on antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea

Syphilis Surveillance Supplement: Report with data on all reported risk behaviors and characteristics for primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis cases for 2013-2017

Slides: PowerPoint slides of the graphs from 2017 surveillance.

Medscape Commentary:External Dr. Laura H. Bachmann, MD, MPH, on the surge in congenital syphilis and what healthcare providers can do to stop it

Announcement from Dr. Gail BolanCdc-pdf: CDC’s STD Director on the continued concerning increases in congenital syphilis.

Press Release: New CDC Analysis shows steep and sustained increases in STDs in recent years

Press Release: Newborn syphilis cases more than double in four years, reaching 20-year high.

Use the State Ranking TablesCdc-pdf (tables 2, 13, 26, and 40) to understand what’s happening where you live.

View Figures in the National Profile.

View Figures in the Special Focus Profiles.

Fast Facts

Chlamydia│1.7 million cases; 22% increase since 2013

Gonorrhea│ 555,608 cases; 67% increase since 2013

Primary and Secondary Syphilis│30,644 cases; 76% increase since 2013

Congenital Syphilis│918 cases; 154% increase since 2013

Chlamydia — Rates of Reported Cases Among Women by State, United States and Outlying Areas, 2017
Figure E. United States map showing rates of reported cases of chlamydia among women in 2017 by state and outlying areas (Guam, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands). Data provided in table 4.

The burden of chlamydia is high among young women aged 15-24. Learn more about affected populations.

Primary and Secondary Syphilis — Reported Cases* by Sex, Sexual Behavior, Race, and Hispanic Ethnicity, United States, 2017
Figure W. Bar graph showing rates of reported cases of primary and secondary syphilis in the United States in 2017 by sex, sexual behavior, race, and Hispanic ethnicity.

Gay and bisexual men face the highest burden of syphilis in the United States. Learn how syphilis is affecting other communities.

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