New surveillance report from the CDC now available: Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2012 (PDF). Medscape has a brief article on the contents of the report that merits a read. Worth noting is the recent jump in syphilis (up 11%), along with a 4% increase in gonorrhea. It may be time to rethink testing for at-risk forensic patients depending on what the numbers look like for your area. The figures are broken down by region, state and county to assist with the decision making. The surveillance data also breaks down by gender, race/ethnicity and age. A few stats after the jump:
Click each image to enlarge. View the entire report here (PDF).