Number of STDs on the rise

Number of STDs on the rise

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Sexually-transmitted diseases are on the rise across the United States. According to the latest numbers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, there were more than two million new cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia across the u-s in 2016-- the highest number of new cases of those diseases ever. That's according to the latest "sexually transmitted disease surveillance report" report from the CDC. It says that , in the U.S., there were more than 1.6 million cases of chlamydia, 470,000 new cases of gonorrhea, and nearly 28,000 new cases of primary and secondary syphilis. Chlamydia is the most common STD. It's often called the "silent" infection, because many carriers have no symptoms, which means it often goes untreated. But it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease which can leave scars and affect fertility. Gonorrhea often includes symptoms like discharge, or burning during urination, and can lead to severe and permanent health problems. syphilis is the most serious s-t-d caused by bacteria. Symptoms can mimic other diseases, but if it's left untreated, it can affect the brain, heart and other organs and can lead to death. CDC officials say funding cutbacks for prevention, education and healthcare programs are a big part of the reason STDs are on the rise.

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