STDs like syphilis, gonorrhea increased amid COVID in 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that despite the decrease in reported sexually transmitted diseases early in 2020, "most resurged by the end of that year" in the U.S.. - One Photo/Dreamstime/TNS

While the world was contending with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, sexually transmitted diseases were causing their own brand of stateside chaos, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency in a news release Tuesday released new data showing that despite the decrease in reported sexually transmitted diseases early in 2020, “most resurged by the end of that year” in the U.S., with reports of gonorrhea, syphilis and congenital syphilis exceeding those of the prior year. Meanwhile, reports of chlamydia decreased by 13%. Reports of gonorrhea increased by 10% in ...