he rise of Sexually-Transmitted Diseases (STDs) is attributed to the ebbing of government support and investment in public health, and most of all the prevention of STDs. The United States is losing ground in their fight against these leading sexually-transmitted diseases, according to the United States Center of Disease Control and Prevention.
The top three leading Sexually-Transmitted Diseases had garnered their second year in a row of topping the charts of cases occurring in the United States. An article from the Huffington Post reports the figures of these STDs that rose up in records from hospitals and clinics nationwide. They are as follows:
1. Chlamydia: 1.5 million cases in 2015 or a 6 percent increase from 2014.
2. Gonorrhea: 395,000 cases or up by 13 percent.
3. Syphilis: 24,000 case or up by 19 percent reports,
With these reports, two thirds of the afflicted by chlamydia are people aged 15 to 24 years of age; Gonorrhea inflicted half of the diagnosed patients; while Syphilis infected gay and bisexual men the most. Congenital syphilis have a 6 percent increase causing pregnancy loss, blindness, bone deformation and deafness.
In a column from the New York Times, officials are getting worried why these sexually-transmitted diseases went unchecked in a years' time. Although these STDs is treatable with antibiotics, it still soared up with its statistics and infection. Gonorrhea is noted for resisting antibiotics. Resistance to antibiotics means that doctors will have difficulties in obtaining the right medicine to treat these STDs. Overall, the total percentage of STD's rose up to 5.9 percent.
Sexually-Transmitted Diseases continue to rise as budget cuts and prevention of STDs is declining. The conditions are at a perilous level but manageable and treatable, according to Dr. Jonathan Mermin from the Center for Disease Control for HIV / AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, ad TB Prevention. "In order to fight further infections, it is imperative to mobilize, restructuring added services or the problem will keep on growing," he said.