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It seems like sexually transmitted disease are on the rise. Why? Less condom use and higher drug use.
The United States has the highest STI rates in the developed world. Worldwide, more than 1 million people are infected daily by syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea and trichomoniasis.
An estimated 1 in 25 people carry at least one of the infections, which left untreated can cause neurological and cardiovascular disease, infertility, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirths and an increased risk of HIV. Some people experience multiple infections at the same time.
The study found more than 376 million new cases of the four infections in 2016. By infection, there were 127 million new cases of chlamydia, 87 million of gonorrhoea, 6.3 million of syphilis and 156 million of trichomoniasis.
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