CDC: More people nationwide contracting STDs

<p>More people nationwide are contracting STDs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.</p>

News 12 Staff

Aug 29, 2018, 12:50 AM

Updated 2,116 days ago

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More people nationwide are contracting STDs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhea contractions reached all-time highs in 2017. The CDC says more than 2.2 million people were infected with those three diseases last year, up from 1.7 million four years ago.
Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic says chlamydia and syphilis show little to no symptoms in their early stages, posing a great risk to undetected patients.
Dr. Amita Murthy says reasons for the uptick could include fewer people getting tested annually and organizations like Planned Parenthood losing funding. The number of cases has gone up for every age group and income level.
Murthy says the best way to stay protected is to get tested.


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