“And with online dating and people not even knowing who the person is, if you come down with chlamydia or gonorrhea, let’s say, and you want to make sure you treat the partner, there’s no way of knowing who the partner is.” Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported significant increases in the numbers of Americans infected with STDs, including a record number infected with chlamydia.
In a fact sheet provided for the 2014 data on chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, the agency warns its annual surveillance report may only reveal “a fraction of the true burden of STDs in America” since many cases go unreported.
Today, nearly half of the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating – and attitudes toward online dating have grown progressively more positive.
To be sure, many people remain puzzled that someone would want to find a romantic partner online – 23% of Americans agree with the statement that “people who use online dating sites are desperate” – but in general it is much more culturally acceptable than it was a decade ago.
The latest figures from Public Health England show rapid rises in some STIs.
There has been a 33 per cent rise in syphilis (pictured under the microscope) and a 19 per cent increase in gonorrhoea in 2014And in September this year, The AIDS Healthcare Foundation launched a new billboard campaign in Los Angeles, drawing users' attention to the risk of catching chlamydia and gonorrhea during casual sex among young adults.
He said: "If enough people change partners quickly, and they've got other untreated sexually transmitted infections, it might just start an explosion of HIV in the heterosexual population.
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