Dating with stds
Over 1.5 million people dated last week thanks to dating app Tinder, according to company stats.
It’s hard to say how many of them took it farther than first base, but public health officials say one thing is certain: dating apps are quickly becoming the primary way partners connect. “We have reached a decisive moment for the nation,” Dr.
The rise of online dating has correlated with another more disturbing trend: STD rates are also very much on the rise in the U. The total combined cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported in 2015, the most recent year for which data are available, rose to the highest numbers ever in the U. Jonathan Mermin, director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, said in a statement.
S., according to the Centers for Disease Control In two of three cases, the increases hit double digits: Syphilis cases increased by 19 percent, gonorrhea by almost 13 percent, and chlamydia by nearly 6 percent compared to the prior year. “STD rates are rising, and many of the country’s systems for preventing STDs have eroded.
“Our study results suggest that there is a new social route of HIV transmission that is taking place in this digital era,” the report says.
We can all remember the High School rumor-mill, some of the names given to people, and the way the negativity followed, only furthering the harmful stigma associated with STDs and contracting one. Most people start to feel the urges and temptations of attraction during adolescence.
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Gonorrhea cases are up 52 percent in the last decade, with 2,688 cases in 2015.
Massachusetts ranked ninth lowest in chlamydia incidence, but there were still almost 24,000 cases that year, making it the most frequently reported infection in the commonwealth – a 57 percent increase over the last 10 years.
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