Teen Girls' Chlamydia Drives STD Rate Up
Memphis Tops Cities, Miss. Tops States With Highest Chlamydia Rates
Chlamydia isn't the only STD on the rise. Once on the verge of being eliminated from the U.S., syphilis is making a comeback. Syphilis rates are up 67% since 2004,and jumped 18% from 2007 to 2008. Driving the syphilis comeback are infections among men who have sex with other men, who make up 63% of cases, but heterosexual syphilis is on the rise, too.
The CDC reports the data in its "National Overview of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), 2008," released Nov. 16, 2009.