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CDC: Sexually transmitted diseases increase for fourth straight year

CDC: Sexually transmitted diseases increase for fourth straight year

"We are sliding backward", said Jonathan Mermin, M.D., M.P.H, director of CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention.

"The vast majority of individuals who have a sexually transmitted infection, they have no idea that they're even carrying", University of Indianapolis director of public health Heidi Hancher-Rauch said.

Almost 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were diagnosed in the United States in 2017, said the Centers CDC.

"It is time that President Trump and Secretary Azar declare STDs in America a public health crisis", adding that emergency access to funding is also needed to bring these rates down.

Nearly half - 45 percent - of chlamydia diagnoses were among 15- to 24-year-old females.

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Another narrative that made the rounds after demonetisation was that the Indian economy had too many high-denomination notes. Besides, notes issued by the RBI in the one-year period between June 2017 and June 2018 increased by almost 27 per cent.

The findings were released during the National STD Prevention Conference that is underway in Washington.

"If we're not teaching people how to keep themselves safe from sexually transmitted infections early, then we start to see these surges and increases in those rates", Rauch said.

Of these, 555,608 cases of gonorrhea represented a 67 percent uptick in the same time period.

These STDs are curable with antibiotics, yet most cases go undiagnosed and untreated, according to the CDC.

Syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia can lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth and increased HIV risk. According to the Indiana State Department of Health, Chlamydia diagnoses are up 11 percent, while Gonorrhea diagnoses are up 25 percent. It's less clear whether dating apps, like Tinder, have contributed in some way to the spread of STDs, though some researchers think they have.

I respected John McCain, says former jailer in Vietnam
Schumer said he would introduce a resolution to rename the Russell building after McCain "so that generations remember him". McCain was a frequent critic of Trump on everything from his leadership style to his Russian Federation policy.

CDC funding for prevention efforts has hovered around $157 million for the past 18 years, Harvey said.

But gonorrhea appears to be developing new resistance against azithromycin, raising concerns that the dual therapy approach could crumble in the future.

"The field desperately needs new resources", he said.

Experts are anxious that azithromycin-resistant genes in some gonorrhea strains could cross over into gonorrhea that is not as susceptible to ceftriaxone.

Australia's foreign minister resigns amid Cabinet revamp
Mr Dutton, the man who caused the leadership upheaval last week, has made it clear he would like to return as home affairs minister.


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