Data on stds and dating
The present study will provide a fuller picture of the occurrence of and the factors associated with STDs among a nationally representative sample of Asian and Pacific Islander young men and women.
The existing literature provides some insight into the behavioral and contextual factors that may influence Asians and Pacific Islanders’ STD risk.
This points to our need for public health and health care action for each of the cases in this report, as they represent real people, not just numbers.
STD screening and treatment aren’t currently a routine part of standard health care.
And there’s still such a stigma surrounding the topic that many individuals — especially young people, who are especially vulnerable — don’t bring it up with their providers when they need to.
Facilities such as Planned Parenthood have long since offered free opportunities for individuals and their partners to get tested for STDs. Not everyone has equal access to testing — and that’s a problem. In 2017, Bolan published a report highlighting the importance of public health programs aimed at preventing STDs and their side effects, writing: The resurgence of syphilis, and particularly congenital syphilis, is not an arbitrary event, but rather a symptom of a deteriorating public health infrastructure and lack of access to health care …
In 2018, the CDC reported that cases of a handful of STDs were higher in the past two years than they have been in the past several decades.
Some suggested that dating apps may be leading to an increase in “casual sex” and resulting STDs.
Dating apps probably aren’t the root cause of the rise in cases of STDs such as gonorrhea.
But an increased use of antibiotics to treat the infection might be.