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[Editorial] A new milestone for STIs in the USA

Last year, the number of cases of chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and syphilis in the USA surpassed 2 million for the first time. The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2016 report presented the rate of these infections by age, sex, race and ethnicity, and geography, and found that each infection saw overall increases since 2015: the rate of chlamydia increased by 4·7%; gonorrhoea increased by 18·5%; and primary and secondary syphilis increased by 17·6%.

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