Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in America, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2017, surpassing the record set in 2016 by more than 200,000, CDC scientists reported Tuesday.
Experts say many factors have contributed to the rapid rise, though the biggest one may be less frequent condom use. It’s less clear whether dating apps, like Tinder, have contributed in some way to the spread of STDs, though some researchers think they have.
“We have seen steep and sustained increases over the last five years,” said Dr. Gail Bolan, director of the Division of STD Prevention at the CDC. “Usually there are ebbs and flows, but this sustained increase is very concerning. We haven’t seen anything like this for two decades.”
If you take California metropolitan areas out of the equation I would bet money the statistic looks radically different.
STDs, another reason to avoid 3DPDs.
Wait destroying the traditional means of courting fucks over people
Reminder that cold sores are literally mouth herpes and the most prevalent STD by far but no one cares because it is just a simple normal part of life to be infected with an immortal virus that sleeps inside your basal ganglia.
The virus that causes cold sores (HSV1) is trivially distinct from the virus that causes genital herpes (HSV2). They're the same damn bug.
You already have herpes. That's not to say "that's a good thing", it's bullshit and we need to figure out a way to kill the damn thing.
I caught mouth herpes aka cold sores when I was about 11 years old. Probably from kissing my mom or sharing a drink with my dad or some bullshit. When you get tested for STDs, most of the time they don't even tell you if you have oral herpes because 60% of people have it anyway. they figure, why create panic i only get a tiny cold sore once every few years btw, but the first outbreak was really bad