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19 Nov 2023

Sexually Transmitted Infections Hit a Historic High in America

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Syphilis, gonorrhoea and chlamydia rates are seismic, particularly amongst gay men and certain ethnic-minority groups. Gonorrhoea and syphilis witnessed their highest peaks since 1991 and 1990 respectively. Rates of chlamydia nearly doubled in the past two decades. Remarkably troubling is the tenfold increase in congenital syphilis cases among infants from 2012 to 2022 as reported by the CDC. [Source](https://www.economist.com/united-states/2023/11/09/why-sexually-transmitted-infections-are-rising-in-america?utm_medium=social-media.content.np&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=editorial-social&utm_content=discovery.content)