Record number of Sexually Transmitted Infections diagnosed in 2017

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.img_2339

Want more information?  cdc.gov/media/releases/2018/p0828-increases-in-stds.html

 

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I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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