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Three STDs reach all-time highs in the US, new CDC report says

 

Health officials are raising alarm about a rise in STDs across the United States.

 

For the fifth consecutive year, combined cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis have risen in the United States, according to a Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published on Tuesday.


"Combined they total 2.4 million infections that were diagnosed and reported just in last year alone," said Elizabeth Torrone, a CDC epidemiologist who worked on the new report, adding that the combined number marks "the most cases" ever recorded since monitoring began in the United States.

 

A rise in the prevalence and incidence of STDs can come with serious public health consequences and concerns, including infertility, drug-resistant gonorrhea and congenital syphilis, which can cause infant death.


"Yet not that long ago, gonorrhea rates were at historic lows, syphilis was close to elimination, and we were able to point to advances in STD prevention," Dr. Gail Bolan, director of the CDC's Division of STD Prevention, wrote in the new report's foreword.


"That progress has since unraveled. The number of reported syphilis cases is climbing after being largely on the decline since 1941, and gonorrhea rates are now increasing.


"Many young women continue to have undiagnosed chlamydial infections, putting them at risk for infertility."


Possible factors driving this rise in STD cases, which vary depending on where you live, include a surge in people getting tested and cases being diagnosed and reported. There's also a decline in people using condoms.

 

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17 hours ago, China said:

For the fifth consecutive year, combined cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis have risen in the United States, according to a Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published on Tuesday.

 

I blame the President for making it acceptable to have syphilis again. No need to even treat it when the end result is the highest office in the land.

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4 minutes ago, Cooked Crack said:

 

I blame the President for making it acceptable to have syphilis again. No need to even treat it when the end result is the highest office in the land.

Make Syphilis Great Again?

 

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Michigan data shows alarming increase in gonorrhea cases and a limited testing capacity

 

Michigan is experiencing a “significant increase” in gonorrhea infections across the state, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

 

In 2019, Michigan reported 18,264 gonorrhea infections. This annual number has already been surpassed as of Oct. 31, pointing to a 22% increase in reported gonorrhea infections for 2020, according to an MDHHS press release.

 

“This increase is even more alarming as it is likely an underestimate of the actual burden of disease due to decreased testing for STDs during the pandemic,” the press release said. “While under normal circumstances the response to such an increase would include a call for broader testing, there is a national shortage of collection kits and laboratory supplies used to test for gonorrhea.”

 

That shortage of testing supplies is related to the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, Dr. James Richard, lab director for Sparrow Health System in Lansing, told MLive that vendors aren’t manufacturing enough test supplies and when they are, they’re hard to get.

 

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Just now, Momma There Goes That Man said:


needs more info


:ols: I don’t remember posting that 

 

The additional info you are missing is that the first one worked for a bit, until it didn’t. One additional child later and I decided to do it again. So far so good. 

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4 hours ago, Larry said:

Distancing is for snowflakes.  

 

Virtual just isn't the same as in person.  

 

It's like eating steak and potatoes every day, then being told "Hear, you gotta make it one year off of cans of Starkist"

 

I'm not gonna survive 😔

2 hours ago, skinsfan_1215 said:


:ols: I don’t remember posting that 

 

The additional info you are missing is that the first one worked for a bit, until it didn’t. 

 

My man got terminators. Cant be stopped.  Somehow someway, they will complete the mission.

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