• Democrat Run California STDs Raging At All Time Highs For Third Year In

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    California has seen a record rise in cases of sexually
    transmitted diseases and a spike in the number of stillbirths
    caused by syphilis. It marks the third year in a row that the
    state has seen a rise in the spread of STDs.

    More than 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and early
    syphilis were counted in 2017, according to the latest report by
    the California Department of Public Health. Health officials
    said the upsurge constitutes a 45 percent increase compared to
    five years ago.

    But what is "particularly concerning" to the department is that
    the number of stillbirths due to congenital syphilis increased
    to 30 the highest number reported since 1995. And the overall
    cases of California babies born with the disease passed
    through the placenta from their mothers has more than
    quadrupled since 2013 to 278 last year. It can cause severe
    neurological problems, deformities or blindness, among other
    serious ailments.

    Chlamydia is by far the most widespread of the three diseases,
    especially among young women under 30. Men account for the
    majority of syphilis and gonorrhea cases. If left untreated, the
    health department noted, chlamydia and gonorrhea can cause
    pelvic inflammatory disease and can lead to infertility, ectopic
    pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain.

    "STDs are preventable by consistently using condoms, and many
    STDs can be cured with antibiotics," CDPH Director and State
    Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith said in a statement.
    "Regular testing and treatment are very important for people who
    are sexually active, even for people who have no symptoms. Most
    people infected with an STD do not know it."

    Dr. Heidi Bauer, chief of the state health department's STD
    Control Branch told NPR the rise in STDs can be blamed on a
    multitude of factors that vary by demographic. For instance, the
    rise in gonorrhea and syphilis among gay and bisexual men can be
    partially due to the efficacy of HIV/AIDS treatments. "Because
    of that there is less concern about the transmission of HIV and
    using condoms," she said.

    Rural populations have suffered greatly from the closure of
    smaller health clinics, closed as a result of statewide budget
    cuts during the recession. Bauer said, people with limited
    access to care "have had to scramble," traveling long distances
    to receive medical attention or testing. And in some, not every
    provider stocks the medications to treat STD cases, she said.

    The ubiquity of "hookup" apps is another contributing factor.
    "The internet and smart phones have made it very, very easy to
    create social and sexual connections between people," Bauer
    said, adding that short-lived relationships, during which many
    people don't bother to exchange meaningful contact information,
    makes it challenging to notify previous sexual partners of
    dangerous infections.

    The data out of California are consistent with the most recent
    nationwide numbers available from the Centers for Disease
    Control and Prevention, which logged more sexually transmitted
    diseases than ever in 2016. More than two million cases of
    chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were diagnosed in the United
    States that year and early reports indicate 2017 may be another
    record setting year.

    Alaska, Louisiana and Mississippi had the most chlamydia cases
    per capita, while Mississippi, Louisiana, and Georgia ranked
    highest for gonorrhea. The District of Columbia, Louisiana and
    New York scored ignominious recognition for cases of syphilis.

    In California, the health department is collaborating with the
    state department of education and community groups to ensure
    schools provide comprehensive STD/HIV prevention education, as
    is required by the 2016 California Healthy Youth Act.

    Good job Jerry.

    https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo- way/2018/05/15/611307046/california-stds-raging-at-all-time- highs-for-third-year-in-a-row


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