April 12, 2022 – STDs in the U.S. continued to increase in 2020
Reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the United States decreased during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, but most resurged by the end of that year. Reported cases of gonorrhea, syphilis, and congenital syphilis surpassed 2019 levels, while chlamydia declined (likely due to decreased STD screening and underdiagnosis during the pandemic).
Rashida Muhammad, DrPH(c), MHS
– Mahatma Gandhi