Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis Rates Up

Susan Kweskin

The CDC's annual report on STD rates in the United States is in, and the news about chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis is not good.

In its overview of STDs in 2016, the CDC reports that each year in the US, there are about 20,000,000 new STDs. Half of those affected are young – between 15 to 24 years old. And at any given time, there are 110,000,000 new and existing sexually transmitted infections  In the slides above you'll find a snapshot of data for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis-the 3 notifiable diseases for which there are federally funded control programs.


2016 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Accessed October 3, 2017.