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STDs are a lot more common than you may think. According to the CDC, there are over 20 million new STD cases diagnosed each year in the U.S.. In California, a record 300,000 STD cases were reported in 2017, which is nearly double what they were in 2012.1 In fact, STDs are so common that one in two sexually active persons is estimated to contract an STD by age 25.2 

Part of the reason why STDs are so prevalent is that they often do not show symptoms, allowing them to go unnoticed and spread easier. Many unknowingly have STDs and do not get tested and treated, which can eventually cause further complications. You may have an STD and not know it, which is why it is so important to get tested regularly. 

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STD Statistics for Los Angeles

22,071
Reported cases of gonorrhea in 2016
86,888
Total Reported STD Cases in 2016
4,010
New diagnoses of Syphilis in 2016

STD Information for Los Angeles

Los Angeles County reported more cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis than any other county in the U.S. in 2017.3,4,5  There were a total of 86,888 new STD diagnosis in Los Angeles in 2016, with the majority of them being chlamydia, followed by gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV. The rates for all STDs (except for HIV) have been increasing since 2012, with syphilis and gonorrhea rates much higher than ever before. Early syphilis rates saw a 41.2% increase in the last five years, with 2,264 new diagnoses in 2012 vs 4,010 new diagnoses in 2016. For gonorrhea, Los Angeles County had 11,909 new diagnoses in 2012 and 22,071 in 2016, which is a 46% increase. 2016 saw 1,949 new HIV cases, which is slightly lower than in recent years.

Demographically, there were many more cases of gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV in males than females, but more females were affected by chlamydia. The disparity of STD rates between genders varies between STDs but is especially high for gonorrhea, where the rates were 117 per 100,000 in women vs 311 per 100,000 in men. Males were also found to have a disproportionately high syphilis rate of 73 per 100,000, which is 14.6 times higher than the female rate in 2016. For HIV, males also accounted for the vast majority (89%) of cases in Los Angeles that year. 6 

 

References

  1. “Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDS) in California Increased for the Sixth Year in a Row” California Department of Public Health (CDPH) https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document %20Library/Infographic-STD-Annual-Report-2017.pdf
  2. Statistics” American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/stdsstis/statistics/
  3. Table 9. Chlamydia — Reported Cases and Rates of Reported Cases in Counties and Independent Cities* Ranked by Number of Reported Cases, United States, 2017” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/std/stats17/tables/9.htm
  4. Table 20. Gonorrhea — Reported Cases and Rates of Reported Cases in Counties and Independent Cities* Ranked by Number of Reported Cases, United States, 2017” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/std/stats17/tables/20.htm
  5. Table 33. Primary and Secondary Syphilis — Reported Cases and Rates of Reported Cases in Counties and Independent Cities* Ranked by Number of Reported Cases, United States, 2017” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/std/stats17/tables/33.htm
  6. Annual HIV Surveillance, 2017” Los Angeles County Health Agency http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/dhsp/Reports/HIV /2017_AnnualHIVSurv_Report_FINAL_2018Nov15.pdf