SACRAMENTO — The number of reported sexually transmitted diseases in California has reached an all-time high, according to the state’s Department of Public Health.
In 2017, more than 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and early syphilis were reported, health officials said. That is a 45 percent increase from 2012.
According to the CDPH, reported cases of chlamydia rose nine percent since 2016 and affected more women than men by about 60 percent. Gonorrhea cases saw a 16 percent increase in the same time frame but affected twice as many men than women.
Early syphilis cases rose 20 percent between 2016 and 2017.