US sexually transmitted disease hit another high
September 27, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are reporting another record increase in infections from three sexually transmitted diseases.
More than 2 million new cases of chlamydia (kluh-MID'-ee-uh), gonorrhea (gah-nuh-REE'-uh) and syphilis were reported in the United States last year — the most ever.
The diseases are treatable with antibiotics.
Rates for all three have been rising for several years. Health officials have said better testing and diagnosis have helped increased detection of cases, but also that treatment and prevention programs have been hurt by budget cuts.
Chlamydia is the most c...