As new cases of sexually-transmitted diseases continue to rise in San Francisco, there may be an unlikely culprit behind infection rates that well exceed the national average: The City’s success in combating the spread of HIV and AIDS.
Infection rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis among San Francisco residents have been steadily rising since 2007, according to the Department of Public Health. Read More
While new cases of HIV have continued to decline, other documented instances of sexually transmitted diseases are on a continuous multi-year rise in San Francisco and across California.
Some local clinics are attempting to combat the spike with additional testing methods for syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia that involve checks of the throat and rectum — steps not currently endorsed as essential by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read More
Reports of sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in San Francisco, yet health officials are not alarmed by certain dramatic increases. They say it could simply be due to more people being tested.The City’s monthly STD report, released in December, showed cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are on the rise. All three, though, can be treated. Read More