|This year’s Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report, 2016, released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), marks the third year of overall increasing rates for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. While STDs can impact anyone, the new report underscores how disparities are deepening for the hardest-hit and most vulnerable groups:|
Bringing the growing STD burden to a halt requires action by many. For example:
Louisiana is working to be that difference. Their health officials are confronting, head on, some of the highest STD rates in the country. By tackling their burden on multiple fronts, Louisiana is gaining ground in spite of an uphill battle. For example, with syphilis, they’ve increased testing and reduced time to treatment in public health clinics. In 2016, the number of CS cases decreased for the first time in five years. With expanded extragenital gonorrhea and chlamydia testing, they also diagnosed 165 cases that would have otherwise been missed.
These budding achievements are a strong reminder to us all that good prevention remains in reach. Reversing our growing STD burden will take a lot of work, and it won’t happen overnight, but it is worth it. At the end of the day, STD prevention is about more than stopping a single disease, it’s about safeguarding our quality of life. I know it. You know it. Let’s make sure that other people know it, too. Here are some resources especially for you, as well as prevention materials you can share in your community:
CDC’s 2016 STD Surveillance Report website to find the report any related resources
Join the online conversation using #STDreport, and spread the word by retweeting @CDCSTD and sharing posts from the CDC STD Facebook page!
I’m also including sample social media for Twitter and Facebook below my signature
Sincerely, Gail Bolan, M.D. Director, Division of STD Prevention National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Sample Social Media
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