CDC says STD rates increasing

Published: December 8, 2014

Upper Michigans Source
Kelsey Niemisto
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The Center for Disease Control estimates that nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections occur every year in the United States.

And half are among young people ages 15 to 24.

"When we look at things across the board from STD’s, we actually come out pretty much at the bottom," said Dr. Terry Frankovich, Medical Director for the Marquette County Health Department.

But there’s also a rising trend according to CDC data…with gay and bisexual men.

Data shows that men who have sex with men account for 75 percent of all primary and secondary syphilis cases.

Primary and secondary syphilis are the most infectious stages, and if not adequately treated, can lead to visual impairment and stroke.

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