A CNN article of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States in 2015, which will affect those in the escort/prostitution industry at much greater rates. Research done my the Centers for Disease Controls.
- Rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis – the three most commonly reported STDs in the nation – increased between 2014 and 2015, reaching an all-time high.
- Reported cases of primary and secondary syphilis rose by 19%, gonorrhea cases rose by 12.8%, and chlamydia cases rose by 5.9%, from 2014.
- Last year, there were more than 1.5 million reported cases of chlamydia
- Young people, 15 to 24 years old, accounted for nearly two-thirds of last year’s chlamydia diagnoses – and half of the gonorrhea diagnoses
There were 395,216 reported cases of gonorrhea last year, and the STD has become progressively difficult to treat. Neisseria gonorrhoeae is developing resistance to the antibiotic drugs used to treat it.
Overall, young people and gay and bisexual men face the greatest risk of getting a STD. It’s estimated that about half of the nearly 20 million new STD cases reported annually are among 15 to 24 year olds.
One of the most disturbing findings in the report revealed an increase in syphilis rates among newborns.