US: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Increased to Record High During Pandemic


According to a latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), during the period of the novel corona virus pandemic, the rates of the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) has been increased as compared to the levels of the year 2019 for finishing the 2020 at a record high.

The researchers of the US CDC said, the report known as 2020 Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance has been showing that, how the novel corona virus has disrupted the in-person healthcare and has also diverted the limited public health resources away from the sexually transmitted diseases which had been increasing for years.

The diverting resources to corona virus has caused the young people, along with the racial minorities and gay or bisexual men to suffer the disproportionality from the new infections or STDs.

This new data has provided the clearest picture of the impact of the novel corona virus on the sexually transmitted diseases, and there is a lot to be done, and this new report of the US CDC has been covering the year 2020, which has been the first year of the novel corona virus pandemic and it has been a time that was defined by the lockdowns, social distancing and fear, and the report is also covering the rates of syphilis, gonorrhoea and chlamydia.

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This increase in the rates of STDs has been driven by a lack of the in-person appointments, along with the health screenings, lapses in the health insurance of the people, who had lost their jobs and also because of the struggling public health infrastructure.