OMG! If there were ever a reason to wrap it up, THIS IS IT! The Center for Disease Control just released their 2017 findings and Lord have mercy, this country has got a bigger problem than the one sitting in the oval office.
"Nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were diagnosed in the United States in 2017, according to preliminary data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the National STD Prevention Conference in Washington, D.C. Public health leaders, including individuals from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD), the University of Alabama’s School of Medicine, and CDC – gather onsite to discuss the new findings and how to counter the country’s STD epidemic."
Gonorrhea is up a whopping 67%, Syphilis is toppling scales at a 76% increase BUT Chlamydia is still the most commonly diagnosed STD! Reports found "more than 1.7 million cases were diagnosed in 2017, with 45 percent among 15- to 24-year-old females."
Listen here folks, at the end of the day, we've got to take OUR health in our own hands. Stop letting these cute guys and girls in clubs hit you with the "Do I look like I have something?" or "I can't feel anything" line. No protection means NO FUN. PERIOD.
I think I'm going to start buying condoms and start passing them out on the street like religious material. Enough is enough. If you, or someone you know, needs condoms direct them to the local health department or Planned Parenthood. If you haven't had a yearly exam, please do us all a favor and go get one. A lot of these diseases are treatable or can be managed.
Let's all do our part to bring these numbers down.