Almost 400,000 reported cases of gonorrhea and almost 24,000 cases of syphilis also contributed to an unprecedented rise in STDs rate. As a result of it, more than 20 health department STD clinics were closed in single year.
Men who have sex with men accounted for the majority of new Gonorrhea and Syphilis cases.
Last year, there were more than 1.5 million reported cases of chlamydia, a disease that can damage a woman's reproductive system and make it hard for her to get pregnant if left untreated.
This 1975 microscope image made available by the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria magnified 200X. The CDC said this represented an 18.1 percent increase in the West; 12.6 percent in the South; 11.6 percent in the Northeast, and a 8.9 percent in the Midwest during 2014-2015 in gonorrhea cases.
"For example numerous states with the highest burden of STDs and disparities in STD incidence did not expand Medicaid coverage as the [Affordable Care Act] allowed". Fact is, not enough research has been done to prove a link between these services and the rise in STDs.
CDC also reported the troubling increase in Syphilis among newborns after its rate hiked by 6 percent with 27 percent accounting to women.
One and a half million cases of chlamydia were reported in 2015.
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Annually, there are 20 million new STD cases, costing the USA health care system $16 billion. The longer they're left untreated, the higher the chance for irreversible consequences, such as infertility and stillbirth. The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) is a partnership of public health professionals dedicated to promoting sexual health through the prevention of STDs.
All three diseases are curable with antibiotics, but gonorrhea is growing increasingly resistant to treatment with antibiotics.
Some pregnant women are falling through the gaps and having babies infected with syphilis at birth, the CDC statistics show.
If there were more funds and more specialized clinics that focused on explaining the risks and helping people by offering them free condoms, the numbers of individuals who contract sexually transmitted diseases would be smaller. Furthermore, STDs can also be considered as serious economic burden, costing the health care system about $16 billion annually.
Officials urged health-care providers to make STD screening a standard part of medical care, especially in pregnant women.
"The dating apps can also be vectors of prevention by increasing the amount of prevention information that people can see and also by linking people to STD and HIV testing", he said, according to NBC.