STD Cases Just Reached a Record High in California

A table depicts the number of gonorrhea cases reported in L.A. County from 2012 to 2017

A table depicts the number of gonorrhea cases reported in L.A. County from 2012 to 2017

The California Department of Public Health revealed in a report released on Monday a dramatic increase in sexually transmitted diseases in the Golden State.

Here are the numbers: from 2013 to 2017, the rate of Chlamydia cases per 10,000 people has increased from 417 to 534, Gonorrhea from 64 to 136, and Early Syphilis from not even 1 to 32. Gonorrhea cases saw a 16 percent increase in the same time frame but affected twice as many men than women.

There were 30 syphilis-related stillbirths in California in 2017, the highest since 1997.

CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer Karen Smith said that STDs can be prevented by consistent use of condoms. Both campaigns drive the public to AHF's www.FreeSTDCheck.org website to learn more about the disease and find locations to access free STD testing and affordable care for the treatment of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis through AHF. Symptoms include abnormal discharge and a burning sensation during urination, though these signs may not appear for weeks.

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In the last few years, Kern County has seen sexually transmitted disease rates soar, putting Kern's STD rates among the highest in the state.

The statistics show chlamydia and gonorrhea rates were highest among those under age 30. "And for gay men and other men who have sex with men and trans persons, they should have STD screening every three months", said Dr. Susan Philip from the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

Klausner pointed to the nations of Cuba, Thailand and Belarus, which have virtually eliminated syphilis cases among infants, the AP reported.

The state recorded the highest number of chlamydia cases since reporting started in 1990, the agency said. It can occur after direct contact with a syphilis sore during sexual intercourse.

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. With 13,605 recorded cases, early syphilis reached its highest rate since 1987. In women, it can also be passed to the baby, called congenital syphilis and can result in stillbirth, early death, or long-term infection.

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