Cases of STDs Rise to a Record High in the U.S., the CDC Says

The cases of sexually transmitted diseases has risen to a record high in the United States. According to figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent, the number of combined cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia in the United States rose to a record high last year. More than 2.4 million syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia infections were reported in the United States in 2018. That’s an increase of more than 100,000 cases from the previous year. It attributed the increase to several factors, including a decline in condom use among young people and men who have sex with men; increased screening among some groups; and cuts to sexual health programs at the state and local level.