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California Sees 45-Percent Increase In STDs Over 5 Years

California Sees 45-Percent Increase In STDs Over 5 Years

California recorded more than 300,000 cases of sexually transmitted disease in 2017, a 45 percent jump from five years earlier.

The figure that caused the greatest alarm for researchers and administrators was 30 stillbirths resulting from congenital syphilis statewide - the highest number reported since 1995, the CDPH said. Syphilis may also cause neurological problems, as well as permanent loss of vision and hearing.

Many people may be thinking this is the millennials or Gen X or the younger population that's fueling this spike in STD cases. Since 2012, syphilis cases in Sacramento County rose by almost 40 percent, with the highest STD rates found among young people, African-Americans, and gay and bisexual men.

As seen in the report, chlamydia and gonorrhea rates are highest among people under age 30.

Read the full report from the California Department of Public Health here.

Funding slashed a decade ago hasn't been restored, leading to continued closing of clinics and collapse of education programs about risks and treatment options.

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California's Department of Public Health, Office of Public Affairs published a press release due to the alarming increase of STD's in the state of California. With a state population of almost 40 million, Bauer said it isn't enough, especially in areas struggling with poverty, substance abuse, mental health issues and homelessness.

If we put the same level of energy and commitment toward reversing the tide of STD rates, we can reverse this public health crisis.

'For sexual health, primary care wasn't the most effective method, ' Bauer said. Early detection and treatment can interrupt the steady climb of STD rates.

There were 13,605 early syphilis cases reported in 2017, people reporting the first stage of the disease marked by sores in or around the mouth and genitals. While it may be transmitted through vaginal, anal, or oral sex, it can also be passed on from a woman to her baby during childbirth. Fortunately, all STDs are preventable and treatable, but we need an all-hands-on-deck approach to improve public health and save taxpayer dollars. Those statistics include increases in chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea.

Consistent and correct condom use is still the best way to prevent STDs.


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