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STDs continue to rise in the US

STDs continue to rise in the US

Washington, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States grew nearly 30 percent from 2015 to 2019, an agency from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reported on Wednesday.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2.5 million chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis contagions were reported in 2019.

In the case of newborns, the number of those affected by syphilis almost quadrupled from the beginning to the end of the period, and homosexual and bisexual men accounted for about half of those affected by STDs.

The official source added that the rate of these conditions was five to eight times higher for African-Americans compared to white people.


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