Rhode Island sees Alarming Rise in STDs

May 26, 2015 8:04 PM

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Rhode Island sees Alarming Rise in STDs

According to Rhode Island's Department of Health, cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are increasing at an alarming rate in the state. Growth rate of syphilis sought a jump of 79% between 2013 and 2014. Rise in HIV infections surged by 33% and gonorrhea cases rose by 30%.

Young adults are getting affected by STDs at a rate faster than the rest of the population. Rhode Island has to say that the recent increase in STD cases has now become a big concern to address. The state’s health department has to say that a significant contribution in the uptick of STDs has come f...

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