Study of The Day: STD Rates Are The Highest They've Been in a Long Time
Via: NBC News
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Use a condom, you gross people.

Because basically everyone has an STD now thanks to Tinder.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new report that shows cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are increasing for the first time since 2006.

And more than 1.4 million cases of chlamydia were reported last year — the highest number of cases of any disease ever reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Just under 20,000 cases of syphilis were reported in 2014, the highest rate since 1994 and a 15 percent increase over 2013, the CDC said. The CDC found 458 cases of syphilis in newborn babies — a startling 27.5 percent increase over 2013.

And more than 350,000 cases of gonorrhea were reported, up 5 percent from 2013.

Why has there been such an increase? Lack of education/resources and...Tinder. People are having more sexual partners thanks to technology, and in turn getting more STDs.

You know what piece of simple technology could stop most of this? A condom.

Go buy some.

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