Boston (ChatterShmatter) – Each year the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reviews statistical information from all over the country in an effort to create the Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance report for publication and to determine areas of concern. The 2007 report shows a significant rise in reported sexually transmitted diseases (STD).
While the report shows the results of the commonality of all known STDs in the United States, in 2007 the diseases topping the charts of the reports were gonorrhea and chlamydia. Both showed reports of more than 1.4 million cases.
The CDC’s report also showed more than 1.1 million new cases of Chlamydia, the highest ever on record. This is an increase over the prior year which showed a case count of 1 million.
These cases were most commonly found in women aged 25 and younger.
Other STDs such as syphilis also increased for a seventh consecutive year according to the 2007 report. Most reports of syphilis were found in gay and bi-sexual men.
As a result of these findings researchers and care givers are urging those under the age of 25 and sexually active to be screened for STDs at least once per year.