Sexual Health and the Rise of STDs

National health officials are scrambling to deal with a rise in STDs. Arizona is following the trend with a steady increase in cases of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. Learn more about how to protect yourself from STD.

Sexual health and the rise of STDs

In This Article:

  • In January 2019, The Arizona Department of Health Services reported a 16% increase in STDs from 2016 to 2017, the last year for which statistics are available. The increase continues a decade-long rise. In Maricopa County, STDs rose a staggering 14% in 2017 alone.
  • To prevent STDs, use a condom, get tested regularly, limit your number of sexual partners and make sure your partners are appropriately tested and treated. Also, avoid sex if genital sores, rash, or discharge is present and take pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV.
  • Condoms are effective but cannot always prevent genital herpes, HPV, molluscum contagiosum, crabs or syphilis. Many STDs can also be transmitted orally.
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