'Very concerning' new record as 2.3m STD cases diagnosed in US

Skyrocketing’ US STDs Cases of chlamydia gonorrhea & syphilis reach record levels

That's the highest number ever reported nationwide, breaking the record set in 2016 by more than 200,000 cases, according to the CDC.

The number of sexually transmitted diseases continues to rise in the U.S. But experts tell NBC News that other factors likely contributing include less funding for agencies focused on STD prevention, doctors failing to test patients for STDs, and a general lack of awareness about sexual health-including the need to get tested even if no symptoms are present. "We haven't seen anything like this for two decades".

Primary and secondary syphilis diagnoses increased 76 percent (from 17,375 to 30,644 cases).

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The most common condition reported to the CDC was chlamydia, with more than 1.7 cases diagnosed previous year.

Men who have sex with men made up nearly 70 percent of syphilis cases.

Diagnosed cases of gonorrhea increased 67 percent from 333,004 to 555,608 and almost doubled among men, rising from 169,130 to 322,169.

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For the fourth year in a row, the Centers for Disease Control is reporting record high numbers of people getting STDs.

It began recommending healthcare providers prescribe a single shot of ceftriaxone along with an oral dose of azithromycin - a prescription medication used to treat bacterial infections - to treat gonorrhea in 2015, in order to help delay the development of resistance to ceftriaxone.

The CDC notes that these STDs are curable with antibiotics but often go undiagnosed and untreated, which can lead to severe health problems, including infertility.

Trump speaks about McCain
Back in 2015, McCain had gotten under then-candidate Trump's skin by saying he had "fired up the crazies" at a rally in Phoenix. McCain's desk and you see the black drape and the bowl of white roses, it really underscores the loss, " said Sen.


Building Healthy Online Communities, a public health group that works with apps to support STD prevention, believes dating apps have become "digital bathhouses" and could be increasing the rate of disease.

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