BE SAFE, NOT SYPHILITIC –
Sept. 20, 2022 – Sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S. are at a crisis point. On Monday, prominent public health experts and government officials raised an alarm over the ongoing annual rise in STDs. Preliminary data recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that cases of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia all went up last year.
This week the CDC and the National Coalition of STD Directors are hostingtheir regular STD Prevention Conference, which occurs every two years and is virtual this year due to the covid-19 pandemic. But while the conference is intended to highlight promising technological advances and initiatives, speakers have been quick to point out that the current status quo is quite dire.