Chlamydia, Gonorrhea on the Rise
Syphilis rate remains the same
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Dec 14, 2012 4:31 AM CST
Chlamydia and gonorrhea are both on the rise, the CDC finds.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Both chlamydia and gonorrhea are growing more prevalent in the US—especially among young people and gay and bisexual men, a CDC report finds. The agency reports 1.4 million chlamydia infections in 2011, with 457.6 cases per 100,000 people, up 8% from 423.6 per 100,000 the year before. As for gonorrhea, the CDC saw 321,849 infections in 2011, with 104.2 cases per 100,000 people—a 4% rise from 100.2 per 100,000 the previous year.

Some 13,970 primary and secondary syphilis cases were reported to the CDC last year, with 72% of them among men having sex with other men. There were 4.5 cases per 100,000 people, the same rate as the previous year, USA Today notes. "STDs continue to threaten the health and well-being of millions of Americans," says one of the report's authors.

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right2dave
Dec 16, 2012 8:20 AM CST
Now you'll have to get a new rubber for your wallet.
right2dave
Dec 15, 2012 3:36 AM CST
"I did Not Have Sex Wirh That Women" he lied to his country.
apocalypso
Dec 14, 2012 7:18 PM CST
People who are dumb enough not to use condoms deserve whatever they get.