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Monday, 02 October 2017 00:00

Sandee LaMotte reports for CNN on September 28, 2017:

In 2016, Americans were infected with more than 2 million new cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia, the highest number of these sexually transmitted diseases ever reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.
"STDs are out of control with enormous health implications for Americans," said David Harvey, Executive Director of the National Coalition of STD Directors. The coalition represents state, local and territorial health departments who focus on preventing STDs. "If not treated, gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis can have serious consequences, such as infertility, neurological issues, and an increased risk for HIV," said Harvey.

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