November 19, 2015
The CDC Reports the Alarming Rise in STDs in the U.S.
It seems like it's easy to avoid STDs. You educate yourself, you practice safe sex and you move on with your life, never to think about those three letters ever again. But, it's time to shed some light on recent knowledge on the matter that will have you being extra careful. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported that sexually transmitted diseases are at an all-time high in the United States. They're calling the news "alarming" (to say the least!). But just how bad has it really gotten? New data from the CDC reveals that for the first time since 2006, cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis have risen, with more than 1.4 million cases of chlamydia were reported last year alone. This is the highest number of cases that has ever been reported to the CDC, and proves to be a 2.8 percent increase from 2013. It was also reported that syphilis is at its highest since 1994, and has seen a 15.1 percent increase from 2013. It was found that gonorrhea has had a 5.1 percent increase. [bctt tweet="The CDC Reports the Alarming Rise in STDs in the U.S."] So, what's the deal? Why are we seeing such a rise in STDs? Some officials claim that partial blame can be based on public health clinics receiving improper funding. Dr. Gail Bolan from the CDC explained to NBC that, "Most recently, there have been significant erosions of state and local STD control programs. Most people don’t recognize that the direct clinical care of individuals with sexually transmitted diseases is supported by state and local funds and federal funds." Whose most at risk? The CDC says young people and women, while a rise in STDs amongst bisexual and gay men has also been reported. Stay safe by practicing safe sex ... every single time. And, of course, have regular screenings if you are a sexually active individual. Yearly testing is recommended by the CDC for chlamydia and gonorrhea in women under the age of 25. They also suggest that bisexual and gay men get tested more frequently. Were you aware of such a significant rise in STDs? Source: Elite Daily [caption id="attachment_118619" align="alignleft" width="100"] @BodyRockTV[/caption] [caption id="attachment_118618" align="alignleft" width="100"] @BodyRockOfficial[/caption]