The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has disclosed this week the survey results about sexually transmitted diseases in the US, which have apparently reached unprecedented levels. The data show that 2.3 million people in the US currently suffer from chlamydia infections, gonorrhea and syphilis – a significant increase over 2016 (2.1 million cases). Over the last years, the number of primary and secondary syphilis diagnoses has increased by 76%, and that of gonorrhea cases by 67%. Clamidia, the most common sexually-transmitted disease, has reached 1.7 million cases (+45%) in the US.
According to CDC, the increase is partly due to an emerging resistance to the two most common antibiotics used to treat gonorrhea–azithromycin and ceftriaxone.
(Source: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy)