New CDC report shows STI’s are on the rise again

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New CDC report shows STI’s are on the rise again

Sexually transmitted infections in the United States have risen again since 2021.

According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the U.S the STD rose after a slight dip during the first year of the pandemic.

Combined cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis rose 6% in 2021, reaching a total of more than 2.53 million reported cases and nearing the pre-pandemic of 2.55 million.

In 2020, there were about 2.39 million cases.

“Syphilis had the largest increase, 32%, from nearly 134,000 cases in 2020 to nearly 177,000 cases in 2021. Chlamydia cases rose about 4% in 2021, reaching 1.64 million; gonorrhea cases also rose about 4% that year, to 710,000.”

The CDC claims that during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, many local health clinics shuttered or became focused on pandemic-related services. But these community-based hubs are crucial for educating people about STIs and providing basic services, such as testing and treatment.