Story opportunity - More people getting STDs
Banner experts can talk about importance of testing

A recent report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that new cases of sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S. reached an all-time high in 2016. This includes cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, and the report states the diseases are on the rise in a number of groups, including women, infants, and gay and bisexual men.

There were 1.6 million cases of chlamydia, 470,000 cases of gonorrhea and 28,000 of syphilis reported last year, according to the report.

Banner Health offers testing for several types of STDs at Banner Urgent Cares, and a medical expert is available for media interviews to discuss the importance of these tests, when to get tested, what happens if an STD is untreated, and similar aspects of this topic.

Media interested in an interview may contact