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Center for Disease Control and Prevention study finds sharp rise in STDs

Posted: 8:19 AM, Sep 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-17 09:19:28-04

A new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention finds that sexually transmitted disease diagnoses have been increasing since 2013.

The CDCP reported that nearly 2.3 million cases in 2017, nearly 200,000 more than 2016. 

Christina Burke, a physician's assistant, told NBC affiliate SNN the many factors contributing to the increase.

"We don't have the scare of HIV anymore since the year 2000, we've had truly life-saving drugs for HIV so people aren't necessarily as afraid and feel the need to use condoms to prevent that transmission," she said.