CDC: Three Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit All-Time High

Three types of sexually transmitted diseases are at an all-time high in the United States.

Gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis cases have risen for the fifth straight year, according to the CDC.

About 2.4 million new cases of these STDs were reported in the U.S. in 2018.

The combined number marks the most cases ever recorded since monitoring began in the united states.

All three of these diseases are treatable, but if left untreated, it can cause problems.

Possible factors driving the rise in STD cases include a surge in people getting tested and cases being diagnosed and reported.

Officials say, there’s also a decline in people using condoms.


Source: NewsNet | CDC: Three Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit All-Time High