For years, STD rates have been climbing all around the world. Health officials question if there is rise in actual STD rates, or simply better technology and reporting methods.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, STD rates have declined. This could have many reasons: individuals could be having less casual sex, individuals could be engaging in safer sex practices, or there could be just as many STDs as in previous years but haven’t been reported.

There is a growing concern amongst health officials that the actual STD count has been vastly underreported, which creates a series of problems. First, the individual with the STD hasn’t received the necessary treatment for their infection. Left untreated, STDs can leave behind serious health conditions, such as pelvic inflammatory disease, cancer, and infertility.

In addition, the individual can unknowingly spread their STD to their subsequent partners, perpetuating the spread of infection.

With many states beginning to lift or reduce social restrictions, it’s possible that we will see skyrocketing STD rates, both due to unreported cases from 2020 and new cases as individuals resume casual sexual interactions.

What can you do to protect yourself?

Begin by preventing the contraction of an STD. Always use a condom and refrain from risky behaviors such as consuming drugs or alcohol during intercourse. Additionally, the CDC recommends regular testing of STDs.

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