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Nation experiences steep and sustained increases in Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

This page provides resources for the 2017 STD Surveillance Report. You can browse the report online, access the editable ‘State of STDs’ infographic and the NEW graphic for congenital syphilis, or use the social media toolkit for Twitter and Facebook.

Browse the Full Report

Browse the Report Online

Browse STD Surveillance 2017, starting at the Table of Contents.

The State of STDs

The State of STDs Infographic

Customize this printable infographic with your local statistics.

Congenital Syphilis in the U.S.

Congenital Syphilis Graphic

Downloadable graphic for use in your materials.

Social Media Toolkit

Social Media Toolkit

Ready-made content for use on your Twitter and Facebook.


View the full report as a PDF [21 MB].

Slides: PowerPoint slides of the graphs from 2017 surveillance.

Announcement from Dr. Gail Bolan: 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 Tables (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.

Patient and Healthcare Provider Resources

Adolescents and Young Adults

Adolescents and Young Adults - Fact Sheet

Men Who Have Sex with Men

Men Who Have Sex with Men - Fact Sheet

STDs During Pregnancy Fact Sheet

STDs and pregnancy fact sheet

STD Treatment Guidelines, 2015

STD Treatment Guidelines, 2015

Syphilis Pocket Guide (PDF)

Syphilis Pocket Guide (PDF)

National STD Curriculum

National STD Curriculum