7 Questions on Latest US STD Trends

Reported cases of gonorrhea, syphilis, and congenital syphilis surpassed 2019 levels in the US, while chlamydia cases declined, according to the 2020 Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Surveillance Report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The annual report is based on case notification data provided to the CDC through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System. Findings from the report serve as a reminder that STDs are still a significant public health concern, even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Exactly how much did cases increase? And in which populations? Find key takeaways in the 7-question quiz below.