Are you proud of yourselves? Well are ya? You fuckers have fucked each other so fucking much that you have set records for highest rate of STDs. Fuck.
For the first time since 2006, cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis have gone up. And don’t get me started on chlamydia. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1.4 million cases were reported in 2014, a 2.8 percent increase in cases from 2013. That is the highest number of annual cases of any disease ever reported to CDC. That’s more than the early 1900s when measles was running rampant and they thought the cure was to give them liquid cocaine and a pat on the back because they didn’t have a vaccine yet.
Gonorrhea and syphilis cases also spiked. From 2013 to 2014, cases of Syphilis have skyrocketed 15.1 percent, and gonorrhea has gone up 5.1 percent increase. Well, at least we’re the best generation at something.
Most affected by STDs are young people. CDC estimates that half of the 20 million new sexually transmitted infections that occur every year are among people aged 15-24. Thanks a lot Tinder, PoF, Match and OkCupid.
Some believe that budget cuts for STD clinics is partly to blame.
“In one year 7 percent of local health departments said they closed their STD clinics,” the CDC’s Dr. Gail Bolan said. “And 43 percent said they had to cut back on the hours they could stay open. About a third had to raise fees and co-pays, something that’s been shown to keep some people away.”
“There is some data suggesting that there is less condom use in some populations now,” Bolan said.
So respect the condom.