The State of STDs in the United States - HTML Version
The State of STDs in the United States in 2017.
The nation experiences steep and sustained STD increases.
1.7 million cases of chlamydia; 22% increase since 2013.
555,608 cases of gonorrhea; 67% increase since 2013.
30,644 cases of syphilis; 76% increase since 2013.
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