Not only are there 2.3 million new diagnoses, the number of new cases is accelerating year over year.

New cases of chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis rose sharply for the fourth consecutive year in 2017, to a record high of nearly 2.3 million, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

That number surpassed the previous record, which was set in 2016, by more than 200,000 cases.

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