Americans were diagnosed with 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in 2017, according to new data from the Center for Disease Control.

This figure marks what the CDC described as “the fourth consecutive year of sharp increases in these sexually transmitted diseases.” Data from the CDC’s annual sexually transmitted disease surveillance report shows there has been an on-going increase in the rate of STD diagnoses since at least the mid-1990s.

These statistics represent a serious reversal of fortune for efforts to fight STDs, according to the CDC official who presented them.

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