Reported Sexually Transmitted Diseases Reach a New High in California, Reports CDPH

Reported STD Cases Reach New High in California, Health Officials Find

As per the report released by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), over 300,000 cases of gonorrhoea, syphilis and chlamydia have been reported in the year 2017, which is a 45 percent jump in such cases from the data collected five years ago. More than 2 million new cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in 2016, the most recent year for which statistics are available, according to the wire service.

Health officials say a record number of Californians were diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease a year ago.

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. "Seeing it come back like this is a sign of failure of the public health safety net". Syphilis can cause permanent loss of vision, hearing and other neurologic problems. "Most people infected with an STD do not know it".

Health experts have a number of theories as to why all these STDs are on the rise.

There were 13,605 early syphilis cases reported in 2017, people reporting the first stage of the disease marked by sores in or around the mouth and genitals. In 2017, there were 278 stillbirths and 47 babies born with congenital syphilis in LA.

Dr Heidi Bauer, chief of the state health department's STD Control Branch, agreed that budget issues are part of the problem.

Klausner said that sexual health - and money for education about sexual health - isn't something people like to talk about. Preventing adverse pregnancy outcomes requires early screening and, if positive, immediate treatment at least 30 days before delivery. In women, it can also be passed to the baby, called congenital syphilis and can result in stillbirth, early death, or long-term infection. Chlamydia rates among girls and women were 60 percent higher than boys and men.

Klausner also said sex education and programs in the community will help lessen the stigma surrounding these conditions.

Many STDs can be cured by antibiotics but prevention is still best.

The health department's director, Dr. Karen Smith, urged sexually active people to use condoms and get tested regularly. 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.

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