Feds warn STD epidemic hitting U.S.

Feds warn STD epidemic hitting U.S.

[Ed. – News come just as Dems suggest in their LGBTQ forum that deliberately infecting a sex partner with HIV should be decriminalized.]

Federal health officials issued dire warnings this week about an STD epidemic that’s taken hold of the nation, with new data showing that dramatically more people were infected in 2018 than in the year prior.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new report did not mince words.

The rise in numbers is a “serious public health concern that requires immediate attention,” the health officials said.

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If a patient does nothing about an infection, problems can get worse. Sexually transmitted diseases can lead to cancer, infertility and pelvic inflammatory disease, according to federal health officials.

There were more cases of three of the most commonly reported STDs – syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia – last year than in the year prior and, in some cases, more than have been recorded in decades.

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