‘Number of stds in the United States higher than ever’

‘Number of stds in the United States higher than ever’

In 2015, there are in the United States, more sexually transmitted diseases (stds) diagnosed than ever before. With 19 percent saw the disease syphilis, the largest increase in the number of diagnoses in comparison with the previous year.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (pdf) is there for the second year in a row, an increase in the numbers of the three most common stds: chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.

Young people, people who are part of ethnic minorities and men who have sex with men generally run the most risk of getting an std. All three diseases are treatable with antibiotics. Not all patients are aware, however, that they have an std.

Medici would be especially concerned about pregnant women. If they have an std, they can transfer it to their baby. This can be harmful for the health of the child.


The increase of the number of soa’s was the strongest in the west of the United States. Chlamydia is generally the most for, mainly in young people between 15 and 24 years.

Gonorrhea and syphilis is most often diagnosed in homosexual men, increase the numbers for women too. Doctors fear that gonorrhea become resistant to antibiotics. The condition is becoming more difficult to treat.


Why the number of stis continues to rise, it is not entirely clear. Health experts think the reason for cuts in the health sector.

Also it is suspected that the rise of dating apps has made a contribution, but the researchers stress that there is no direct link to find that theory to substantiate.

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