‘Something needs to change’: As STD rates rise, doctors sound alarm on messaging

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As STD rates rise in United States, doctors emphasize messaging

STD rates have been climbing for years, with congenital syphilis cases rising by 235% since 2016, and numbers continued to increase even in the first year of the pandemic.

We spent the past two years focused on improving hygiene and healthy habits in just about every aspect of daily life.

But that didn’t necessarily extend to our sex lives. 

Reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases reached an all-time high for the sixth consecutive year in 2019 and though those numbers appeared to decline a bit in 2020, public health experts believe the pandemic helped obscure some of that total.