Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Morbidity and Mortality in the State of Georgia

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My specialty would be sexually-transmitted disease (STD). I have come to this conclusion by reviewing reports and other documents released by the government on morbidity and mortality in the state of Georgia . The latest fact sheets released by the Georgia Department of Public Health show that the surveillance data for cases of STD diagnosed between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2010 reached the following heights: "Approximately 52,400 Georgians were diagnosed with at least one STD; representing an average of nearly 61,700 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis each year 2010 rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea increased approximately 11% and 13%, respectively from 2009; however, 5-year trend data suggest a less than 1% (0.3) change in chlamydia rates and an overall 6.7% decline in rates of gonorrhea. Youth and young adults and women continue to bear the burden of chlamydia and gonorrhea; the burden of syphilis among young adults has become more pronounced, in 2010, 50% of primary and secondary syphilis cases were under 30 years of age. 40% of syphilis (all stages), 3% of gonorrhea, and more than 1% of chlamydia cases where either previously documented as HIV co-infected or were concurrently diagnosed According to 2010 national STD surveillance data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), compared to other states in the nation, Georgia has the: -- 2nd highest rate of primary and secondary syphilis -- 7th highest rate of gonorrhea -- 12th
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