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Teen Girls' Chlamydia Drives STD Rate Up

Memphis Tops Cities, Miss. Tops States With Highest Chlamydia Rates
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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.

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