In the United States, chlamydia and syphilis rates continue to rise while the rate of gonorrhea is at an all-time low, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and reported by the Los Angeles Times. These three sexually transmitted infections (STIs) accounted for 1.5 million of the estimated 19 million STI cases reported annually. Untreated STIs can increase the risk of contracting HIV and cause other complications, such as pelvic inflammatory disease. All three bacterial diseases can be treated with antibiotics.

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