Skip to comments.Common STDs Hit New U.S. Record
Posted on 08/29/2018 10:42:13 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
In a disturbing national trend, the number of three common sexually transmitted diseases hit a record high last year, with nearly 2.3 million cases reported in the U.S. eclipsing the record set in 2016 by more than 200,000 cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Comparing data from 2013 with 2017's preliminary data showed "steep, sustained increases" in reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, the CDC said, also warning that gonorrhea is showing signs of becoming resistant to the antibiotics used to treat it.
"We are sliding backward," Dr. Jonathan Mermin, director of the CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, said in a statement. "It is evident the systems that identify, treat, and ultimately prevent STDs are strained to near-breaking point."
The findings were released Tuesday at the National STD Prevention Conference in Washington, D.C.
Along with dramatic increases in syphilis cases (up 76 percent from 2013) and chlamydia cases (a 45 percent increase among girls and women 15 to 24 years old), CDC officials said they are concerned about a spike in gonorrhea. The number of cases went up 67 percent overall but nearly doubled in men, from 169,130 cases in 2013 to 322,169 cases in 2017.
The disease also has spread among women for the third year in a row and went from 197,499 cases reported in 2013 to 232,587 cases in 2017, according to a CDC press release.
Though STDs are usually treated with antibiotics, "most cases go undiagnosed and untreated," the CDC said. The agency noted earlier studies have pointed to a range of factors that could be tied to STD increases, "including socioeconomic factors like poverty, stigma, and discrimination; and drug use."
Meanwhile, researchers are worried about the looming threat of an "untreatable" form of gonorrhea that is evolving over time in the U.S., even as an antibiotic-resistant strain has emerged overseas.
New CDC findings show the share of gonorrhea samples that are resistant to azithromycin prescribed for the disease to stave off its resistance to the separate antibiotic ceftriaxone has quadrupled, from 1 percent in 2013 to more than 4 percent in 2017.
"We expect gonorrhea will eventually wear down our last highly effective antibiotic, and additional treatment options are urgently needed," Dr. Gail Bolan, director of the CDC's Division of STD Prevention, said in a statement. "We can't let our defenses down we must continue reinforcing efforts to rapidly detect and prevent resistance as long as possible."
And, thanks again, RINOS for not giving a rat's rump while they did it and being obstructionist Open Borders, Cheap Labor Pukes, allowing any diseased miscreant into America!
I’m pretty certain I don’t have any - as of now.
Except for that odd burning...wait, never mind. I’m good.
An article from 2012 (Who was President then? I forget...) but still relevant.
8 Old School Diseases Making a Comeback:
Easily accessed pornography on the I-net is also a factor, IMO.
Misery likes company.
Come again? how does poverty, stigma and discrimination cause STD's? does it come in an envelope only poor people get thru the us mail? And there used to be a stigma about having sex outside of marriage and multiple partners. Sounds like a lack of stigma attached to sex. And discrimination? huh?? how does that work?? I agree the rise in drug use is the only factor mentioned that has caused a rise in std's not associated with the oversexualization of todays teens.
Thanks to Bathhouse Barry.
Dims contributions to American Culture:
The Hate America Culture
The Open Borders Culture
The DRUG Culture
The STD Culture
The HIV/AIDS Culture
The Crossdressing/Pervert Culture
The Child Abuse/Pedophilia Culture
The Biased “Journalism” Culture
The Welfare State Culture
The Crime Culture
The Reverse Discrimination Culture
The Hate Whitey Culture
The Hate Christian Culture
The Lazy Culture
Ok, what have I left out?
Heterosexual white Christians are the cause!!
I have noticed a rise in STDs, and other diseases since we opened up our borders. I wonder why?
pornography on the I-net gives you STDs??? Yikes.
USE PROTECTION ALWAYS, but STD's often times don't care about such protection!
Right on. Sounds like excuses right out of the PC Playbook. “Discrimination” lol.
Add to your list: homosexuality, bisexuality, swingers, prostitution, Third World Immigration, both legal AND ILLEGAL (yeah, AP I L L E G A L), Hollywood, pornography
Wouldn't it be amazing if we had this thing called Ellis Island where we could detain immigrants to screen for so called "common STD's" before they infected the population of the USA. And wouldn't it be good if we had a Great Wall on our border to keep out illegal aliens who were carriers of STD's?
That right there is a South Park episode!
There must be some way we can throw more money away on “education” and “prevention” while ignoring the immorality that’s at the root of the problem.
“The Clap” is Gonorrhea. Chlamydia is a different bacteria.
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