November 17, 2015
Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its annual snapshot of the three nationally reported sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) -- gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. CDC's latest STD Surveillance Report, which includes reported cases for 2014, shows an increase in all three notifiable diseases for the first time since 2006.
STDs continue to have the most severe impact among young people and women. However, all increases in notifiable STDs have been driven by cases among men. The data underscore the importance of ensuring that everyone takes steps to protect themselves from STDs, including getting tested and treated according to CDC guidelines, using condoms correctly and consistently, and limiting the number of sex partners.
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