Sexually Transmitted Infections Reach Record High: CDC

  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are surging in the United States, with notable increases seen in case counts of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia.
  • Overall, STIs grew by 7% in 2021, reaching 2.5 million cases, according to the latest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • “The U.S. STI epidemic shows no signs of slowing,” Dr. Leandro Mena, director of the CDC’s Division of STD Prevention, told CNN.
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