STDs on the Rise

14 11 2007

The CDC is reporting that this year the number of cases of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis in the United States all went up.  From the Huffington Post:

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they think better and more intensive screening accounts for much of the increase, but added that chlamydia was not the only sexually transmitted disease on the rise.

Gonorrhea rates are jumping again after hitting a record low, and an increasing number of cases are caused by a “superbug” version resistant to common antibiotics.

Syphilis is rising, too. The rate of congenital syphilis _ which can deform or kill babies _ rose for the first time in 15 years.

And yet Catholics still think that condoms are evil.  I’m sure that their god is more worried about a rubber than about human lives.

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