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America Sets New Personal Record For STDs

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From The Associated Press
By Mike Stobbe

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ATLANTA (AP) — More than 1 million cases of chlamydia were reported in the United States last year — the most ever reported for a sexually transmitted disease, federal health officials said Tuesday.

"A new U.S. record," said Dr. John M. Douglas Jr. of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

More bad news: Gonorrhea rates are jumping again after hitting a record low, and an increasing number of cases are caused by a "superbug" version resistant to common antibiotics, federal officials said Tuesday.

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Syphilis is rising, too. The rate of congenital syphilis — which can deform or kill babies — rose for the first time in 15 years.

Tango’s Take

Oh God, now everyone’s going to go back to wearing condoms and talking about how awesome Nirvana was. It’s a little amazing that all of these STDs are on the rise. Is the adult education about it this bad? Why don’t sexually active people get screened more? Evidently, 75% of women with the Clap (Chlamydia) don’t exhibit symptoms. At least the Herp and Crabs have the common decency to make themselves (painfully) known. We hope that Penicillin can still knock out most forms of Syph. And we hope that someone, somewhere is concocting an antidote to the ‘superbug’ strain of Gonorrhea, otherwise bars and clubs are going to start resembling middle school dances. With no one wanting to possibly get burnt by the other side. Our nethers are starting to itch just thinking about this.

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