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STDs In U.S ‘Out Of Control’

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  • Sharp increases in the number of some sexually transmitted diseases — including a 26% rise in new syphilis infections reported last year — has resulted in U.S. health officials calling for new prevention, treatment efforts.
  • “It is imperative that we … work to rebuild, innovate, and expand (STD) prevention in the U.S.,” Dr. Leandro Mena of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Monday.
  • International outbreak of monkeypox, which is being spread mainly between men who have sex with other men, has further highlighted worsening problem in U.S. with diseases spread mostly through sex.
  • David Harvey, executive director of the National Coalition of STD Directors, called the situation “out of control.”

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