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STDs hit all-time highs in United States for fourth straight year, CDC reports

STDs hit all-time highs in United States for fourth straight year, CDC reports”

The CDC announced Tuesday that 2.29 million cases of chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea had been diagnosed in the US throughout 2017-an increase of more than 200,000 cases over 2016. Nearly half of chlamydia cases were in girls and women ages 15 to 24.

The total surpassed the previous record in 2016 by more than 200,000 cases and marked a larger trend of "sharp increases" in these STDs since 2013.

"We are sliding backward", Jonathan Mermin, director of the agency's national STD center, said in a statement.

"It is evident the systems that identify, treat, and ultimately prevent STDs are strained to near-breaking point".

"The finding adds to the complexities of gonorrhea treatment", said Dr. Gail Bolan, director of the CDC's Division of STD Prevention.

Infections among men almost doubled, and cases among women increased for the third year in a row.

"The United States continues to have the highest STD rates in the industrialized world", said David Harvey, executive director of the National Coalition of STD Directors.

"An STD expert says that President Trump should declare this a public health crisis". A report has found that cases of syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea have spiked for the fourth year in a row.

Diagnoses of primary and secondary syphilis rose 76 percent from 17,375 to 30,644.

Poverty, stigma and drug use may contribute to the increases, the CDC said.

Untreated sexually transmitted diseases can lead to severe adverse health effects that include infertility, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth in infants, and increased HIV risk.

"The field desperately needs new resources", he said.

The spike has also been blamed on lower condom usage and antibiotic-resistant strains of diseases. "If our representatives are serious about protecting American lives, they will provide adequate funding to address this crisis".

Over the years, gonorrhea has become resistant to almost every class of antibiotics used against it. Ceftriaxone (Rocephin) now stands as the only antibiotic to retain high effectiveness against gonorrhea in the United States, the CDC says.

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