Rough news for those who love unprotected sex and hate strange discharges... you might have chlamydia or a host of other infections. According to the CDC, last year's reported cases of chlamydia were the highest they've ever been. Like, ever.
In 2014 alone, there were 1.4 million confirmed cases of chlamydia (456 cases per 100,000) reported to the CDC -- that's a 3% increase from 2013! Alongside the chlamydia spike, more than 350,000 cases of gonorrhea and 20,000 new cases of syphilis were reported in 2014 as well. So, who's getting all these diseases? The AP reports "most gonorrhea and chlamydia infections were in 15 to 24-year-olds," which really makes you wonder if sexual education is still even on the menu in school.
Wrap it up, people!
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"America's worsening STD epidemic is a clear call for better diagnosis, treatment, and prevention," said the CDC's Dr. Jonathan Mermin in a statement to AP. Luckily, these three particular diseases are all treatable, but still not fun to have swimming inside your body.
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