Over 2 million U.S. cases of sexually transmitted diseases were diagnosed last year, which is the highest number reported nationwide. Syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia rates specifically have been climbing for four consecutive years. A major threat to treatment of gonorrhea and other infectious diseases is antibiotic resistance. Lastly, it is very important for people to know that most sexually transmitted infections are transmitted by those who do not know they’re infected, and that practicing safe sex and getting tested is key to reducing the number of cases.
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