Record number of Sexually Transmitted Infections diagnosed in 2017.
Not a great statistic, I know. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the 2017 data showing that nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were diagnosed in the US last year. This marks the fourth consecutive year of increases in these sexually transmitted infections.
Chlamydia is the most common condition, with more than 1.7 million cases last year. Gonorrhea increased 67% and syphilis increased 76% in the past four years.
The best treatment is prevention. Abstain or get tested before intercourse AND wear a condom.
Want more information? cdc.gov/media/releases/2018/p0828-increases-in-stds.html