Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) continue to rise in the United States, and trends throughout the southeastern states resemble those of the nation. One in two sexually active persons will contract an STD by age 25 (Cates et al., 2004). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly 20 million new STIs occur annually in this country, half of those among young people aged 15–24 (CDC, 2015). For more information about the CDC 2022 Surveillance Report, click the link below. The data presented here provides additional details about STDs in Georgia.
State of STDs in Georgia: Preventing Sexually Transmitted Diseases (2022)
Georgia has progressed in addressing STDs, but challenges remain in reducing rates, echoing national trends. In 2022, the state ranked 5th nationally for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Notably, improvements were observed in the rankings for primary and secondary syphilis (20th) and congenital syphilis (17th). Please visit our website for information on testing and prevention resources regarding STDs.
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2022 CDC Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report
CDC published their Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) 2022 Surveillance annual report. Displaying continued trends in reportable infections and emphasizing the importance of addressing STDs as a public health priority. The report reveals that over 2.5 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2022, highlighting concerns about the current syphilis and congenital syphilis epidemics. While gonorrhea cases declined for the first time in a decade, and chlamydia cases remained steady, the CDC urges a closer examination of these trends. As STI services recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, a comprehensive national effort is needed to address and prevent the spread of STIs.These infections remain common and costly and challenge the health and wellness of millions of people across the United States. Access the latest STD surveillance report here:
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