Some data in this post was originally published on CNN. 4 minute read.
Breaking news reports are saying that, for the fourth consecutive year in the United States, rates of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia have climbed according to announcements by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the National STD Prevention Conference in Washington.
Last year, nearly 2.3 million US cases of these sexually transmitted diseases were diagnosed, according to preliminary data—that’s the highest number ever reported nationwide, breaking the record set in 2016 by more than 200,000 cases, according to the CDC.
In 2013, there were 1,752,285 total cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea
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