Health Care

Social Media Linked To Surge In Sexually Transmitted Diseases In California

Social Media Linked To Surge In Sexually Transmitted Diseases In California”

On May 14, health officials stated that more than 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and early syphilis were reported in 2017.

The number of reported sexually transmitted diseases in California has reached an all-time high, according to the state's Department of Public Health.

Klausner placed much of the blame for the overall STD spike on what he called the "decimation" of public health infrastructure since the 2008 financial crisis.

There were 30 syphilis-related stillbirths in California in 2017, the highest since 1997. If left untreated, gonorrhea and chlamydia can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, which can cause infertility, chronic pelvic pain, and ectopic pregnancy.

Another 278 babies were born with the infection, which can cause severe health problems including premature birth, low birth weight, birth defects, blindness and hearing loss. Rates of chlamydia are highest among young women, and males account for the majority of syphilis and gonorrhea cases.

The state recorded the highest number of chlamydia cases since reporting started in 1990, the agency said.

CDPH is collaborating with local health departments and organizations throughout the state to raise awareness.

In Washington, federal and state funds provide $3.2 million per year for STD prevention, monitoring and control from 2017 to 2019.

'For sexual health, primary care wasn't the most effective method, ' Bauer said.

Idaho health officials said the rise in STD rates paralleled the use of mobile dating apps. Gonorrhea cases saw a 16 percent increase in the same time frame but affected twice as many men than women. For one, California residents may not be getting regular screenings.

Klausner also said sex education and programs in the community will help lessen the stigma surrounding these conditions.

The good news is that all three of these once-lethal infections can be easily treated, and even cured, with antibiotics, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

"While there are advocates and champions for cancer, nobody is out there saying, 'I have gonorrhea and these are the best ways to treat it, '" Klausner told the Associated Press.

Several factors contribute to increases in infection rates.

The health department's director, Dr. Karen Smith, urged sexually active people to use condoms and get tested regularly.

A table depicts the number of gonorrhea cases reported in L.A. County from 2012 to 2017.

Like this



15 May 2018
Sad ending for Antonio Conte as Newcastle hail Rafa Benitez
With a year remaining on his contract, Benitez added: "Maybe this achievement could be close to the top trophies that I've won". Chelsea's bad title defense came to an end on Sunday, when the Blues suffered a miserable 3-0 defeat away to Newcastle United.

15 May 2018
World Rugby Reveals Decision Following Review Of Spain Vs Belgium Game
The victor on aggregate will qualify for Pool A, while the loser will progress to the repechage competition in November. World Rugby also announced that the rescheduling of Samoa's Rugby World Cup 2019 qualification matches.

15 May 2018
Eurovision song contest was 'just the beginning' for Christabelle
Israeli actress and "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot wrote on Instagram about the singer, "You represent the real wonder in women. Ended the 63rd song contest " Eurovision ", the victor of which was a 25-year-old Netta Barzilai from Israel .

15 May 2018
JPSO, other agencies investigating why suspect died in police custody
Keeven Robinson died on May 10 after a auto chase during an undercover drug operation by the county police. She credited Lopinto and Cvitanovich for being open about the autopsy results and the investigation.

15 May 2018
Netflix Renews LOST IN SPACE For Second Season
Numerous elements from the original show have been reimagined, not least of which being the role of Mr. Netflix will bring back its newest big-ticket sci-fi series, Lost in Space , for a second season.

15 May 2018
ESPN & Netflix Partner Up For 10-Hour Michael Jordan Documentary
Films and Netflix are collaborating on a 10-part Michael Jordan documentary, The Last Dance , that'll premiere in 2019. It is expected to pull from 500 hour of never-before-seen-footage from the 1997-98 championship season.

15 May 2018
Mega black hole could devour the Sun
Christian Wolf from the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National University in Canberra. There is a supermassive black hole at the centre of our own galaxy , but compared to this one, it's a lightweight.

15 May 2018
Arizona Cardinals release statement about Christian Kirk's arrest
Kirk and another man were arrested and charged with criminal damage to a vehicle before being released. Kirk recently attended the team's rookie minicamp and is expected to be at OTAs starting Tuesday.

15 May 2018
Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 was designed from the ground up for teams
This week, Microsoft has begun more openly talking about the new hardware and we finally have our first look at the new device. Microsoft isn't sharing pricing and exact availability details for the new Surface Hub 2 just yet.

15 May 2018
CalJam 18 Announces Lineup: Foo Fighters, Iggy Pop, Tenacious D
In addition to the music, Cal Jam '18 campers can witness outdoor midnight movies and will have access to the adjacent water park. As well as the newly christened Friday Night Comedy Tent curated by comedian Tim Hanlon (aka Dave's cousin).