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STD Cases Surged in the United States in 2021

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STD Cases Surged in the United States in 2021

STD Cases Surged in the United States in 2021

STD Cases , Surged in the United States, in 2021.

The CDC warns that cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States continued to increase in 2021.

The CDC warns that cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States continued to increase in 2021.

The CDC warns that cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United States continued to increase in 2021.

'Newsweek' reports that syphilis cases had the highest annual increase since President Harry Truman was in the White House.

'Newsweek' reports that syphilis cases had the highest annual increase since President Harry Truman was in the White House.

Truman left office in January of 1953.

Between 2020 and 2021, the U.S. saw almost a 28% increase in the total number of annual syphilis cases, with just over 171,000 people having confirmed infections.

Over the same period of time, chlamydia infections were up 3.1%, with over 1.6 million cases, and gonorrhea went up 2.8% to nearly 700,000 cases.

Last year, the U.S. saw 2.5 million cases of these three STDs, with 4.4% more cases than public health officials detected in 2020.

Over two decades of level funding, when you account for inflation and population changes, have effectively decreased the buying power of public health dollars and resulted in the reduction of STI services at the local level, Leandro Mena, Director of the CDC's Division of STD Prevention, via 'Newsweek'.

However, even prior to the COVID pandemic, the number of STDs in the U.S. was on the rise, with cases up as much as 45% from 2012 to 2017.

STIs are preventable by consistently using condoms, and many STIs can be cured with antibiotics, Dr. Karen Smith, California Department of Public Health director, via 'Newsweek'.

Regular testing and treatment are very important for people who are sexually active, even for people who have no symptoms. Most people infected with an STI do not know it, Dr. Karen Smith, California Department of Public Health director, via 'Newsweek'


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