Tinder Box

“We are sliding backward. It is evident the systems that identify, treat and ultimately prevent STDs are strained to near-breaking point.” According to the latest numbers from the CDC, sexually transmitted diseases are breaking records. “The trend is exacerbated by the fact that gonorrhea could soon become resistant to antibiotic treatment.”

+ One big problem is that prevention efforts have stagnated. “Michael Fraser, executive director of the Association of State and Territorial Health officials, says that one of the primary problems is lack of federal funding for state programs.” (You’d think this would be one health problem about which the Trump administration would be particularly sensitive…)

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