In 2014, 1.4 million cases of chlamydia were reported – a 2.8 percent increase over the prior year, while 350,062 cases of gonorrhea were reported – an increase of 5.1 percent since 2013.Similarly, nearly 20,000 primary and secondary syphilis cases were reported in 2014, a hike of 15.1 percent since 2013, while 458 cases of congenital syphilis were discovered and reported – a 27.5 percent increase over the prior year.
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“Public health succeeds by tracking the partner and getting that person treated,” says Dr.
Peter Beilenson, CEO of Evergreen Health, reports local Fox News in Baltimore.
“And with online dating and people not even knowing who the person is, if you come down with chlamydia or gonorrhea, let’s say, and you want to make sure you treat the partner, there’s no way of knowing who the partner is.” Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported significant increases in the numbers of Americans infected with STDs, including a record number infected with chlamydia.
In a fact sheet provided for the 2014 data on chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, the agency warns its annual surveillance report may only reveal “a fraction of the true burden of STDs in America” since many cases go unreported.
The first Sunday after New Year's Day is the busiest day of the year for new sign-ups.
- owned by Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH) - sees a 30% increase in new members between New Year and Valentine's Day.
Susie: Since the high-profile case of Ingrid Lyne, the Seattle area mom who was found murdered after an online date, many sources in the media are linking online dating to increased violence against women. Dana: I have no reason to believe that domestic violence is happening at an increased rate since people started using online dating apps. Years ago I used to teach a "Domestic Violence 101" class to new DV Advocates that used the analogy of a first date to explain the timeline of an abusive relationship. And from there, I would begin to explain the theoretical nature of domestic violence; With the undeniable prevalence of new relationships starting on dating sites, (One-in-five 18- to 24-year olds now report using mobile dating apps- Pew Research) it's hard for me not to draw parallels between the increased timeline in a dangerous relationship and the increase of online dating.
I would say, "if your date showed up on your doorstep with a dozen roses and then promptly proceeded to punch you in the face, would you go out with him/her again? Susie: It's horrible to think that the very apps so many of us use to try to form connections with other human beings could also be contributing to increased violence against women.
The problem for a lot of people is that it's hard to find that special someone, especially during the final stretch of the year.