The State of STDs in the United States - HTML Version
The State of STDs in the United States in 2018.
STDs surge for the fifth straight year, reaching an all-time high.
1.8 million cases of chlamydia; 19% increase since 2014.
583,405 cases of gonorrhea; 63% increase since 2014.
115,045 cases of syphilis; 71% increase of infectious syphilis since 2014.
1,306 cases of syphilis among newborns; 185% rate increase since 2014.
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.
Prevent the spread of STDs with these three steps:
TALK. TEST. TREAT.
Learn more at: www.cdc.gov/std/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention