The CDC has recently released data that shows Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis incidents are on the rise, and that certain groups are at a higher risk than others. Certain demographical factors are also contributing to the problem, along with recent cuts to health care.
While the rates for some sexually transmitted diseases are at the highest levels since 2006, there is also some good news concerning the important fact that all STDs are completely preventable. That is why during std awareness month the CDC will be concentrating on the very specific theme of getting everyone talking, and ensure that people know when they should be tested and how to treat these transmittable diseases.
In recognition of STD awareness month now is a good time for everyone to take a few minutes and learn a few important facts about sexually transmitted diseases.