'Shameful' Finding in California STD Report

'Shameful' Finding in California STD Report

California hit record numbers of new infections of sexually transmitted diseases in 2017, with almost 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, according to a report by the state health department and published Monday. According to the California Department of Public Health, more than 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were reported. In total, there were 75,560 cases in 2017, representing a 16 percent increase from the year before, making the rate 190.5 cases per 100,000 Californians.

See the CDPH's breakdown of the data here. Young women made up the majority of chlamydia cases; men accounted for the majority of syphilis and gonorrhea cases. There were 30 in 2017, California's highest number since 1995.

"STDs are preventable by consistently using condoms, and many STDs can be cured with antibiotics", said CDPH Director Dr. Karen Smith in a statement.

Klausner placed much of the blame for the overall STD spike on what he called the "decimation" of public health infrastructure since the 2008 financial crisis. According to the CDC, most people with chlamydia don't have symptoms, or those symptoms may not appear for several weeks.

"A lot of students are sexually active, especially younger people, and the hookup culture is pretty prominent", said another.

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Chlamydia and gonorrhea are most common among people under 30, the report said, warning that rates of the diseases may be indicators of a struggling public health system.

Here's what you should know about this record-breaking number.

Reported cases of Primary and Secondary Syphilis, for females ages 15-44 has gone down. This number is up from past year when Kern County had 6,344 reported cases. African-Americans had early-syphilis rates two-times higher than whites. With 13,605 recorded cases, early syphilis reached its highest rate since 1987.

Transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy or delivery, congenital syphilis can lead to premature birth, low birth weight, blindness, hearing loss and birth defects, among other issues, according to CDPH. In 2017, there were 278 stillbirths and 47 babies born with congenital syphilis in LA. Officials with the San Francisco Department of Public Health believe recent advances in HIV prevention drugs may have led to an increase in unprotected sex in some communities, possibly increasing STD rates.

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