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Miyerkules, Oktubre 19, 2016


STD cases are at an all-time high in the US

The quantity of instances of sexually transmitted infections (STI) reported in the US in 2015 now at all time high, as indicated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One angle being looked into is the inadequate budget to state local programs and fewer people have access to to testing and treatment facilities, the agency says.

"We’re very concerned about these unprecedented high number of cases of STIs in the United States," Gail Bolan, the director of the CDC's Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention, in an interview. "These new number are making it really clear that many Americans are not getting the preventive services they need," she added.

In 2015, there were more than 1.5 million reported instances of chlamydia (up almost 6 percent since 2014), around 400,000 instances of gonorrhea (up about 13 percent), and around 24,000 instances of essential and optional syphilis (up 19 percent), as per a report discharged today by the CDC. These three sicknesses are likewise the most usually reported sexually transmitted contaminations (otherwise called sexually transmitted maladies, or STDs) in the US.

The uptick in the quantity of cases is brought on by diminished access to STD testing and treatment, the CDC says. More than half of state and nearby STD programs have encountered spending cuts, the organization says, and more than 20 health department STD facilities shut in one year alone. Sexually transmitted diseases cost the US human services framework almost $16 billion every year, as per the CDC.

"We have reached a decisive moment for the nation," Jonathan Mermin, director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, said in a statement. "STD rates are rising, and many of the country’s systems for preventing STDs have eroded. We must mobilize, rebuild and expand services — or the human and economic burden will continue to grow."

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