Sexually transmitted infections on The rise in The military


Seven a disturbing new report shows dramatic increases in the rates of sexually transmitted infections in men and women serving in the US military, ABC news. Correspondent Mark Remillard, a report saying that three particular infections are most concerned committee gonorrhea and syphilis around the rise within the, the nation's military services, and that has a broader affect on the military would have an effect, obviously, on the personnel both short term and long-term on their wellbeing, but also in their unit readiness and by extension the larger military military, for example, this report cited in two thousand twelve SEI's in the navy accounted for healthcare costs of five point four million. And that's in the navy alone. So there's an economic cost. There's a personnel readiness cost to this, and they're saying that part of the conservative. This is the result of more risky behavior. The majority of our military. Branches are made up by eighty four percent are male. And they say that they're starting to see based on surveys that they done more risky behavior. Especially in the age group of eighteen to twenty five so the younger male populations talking about higher rates of sex with multiple partners, higher rates of having sex with new partners without condoms and things like that, that they are saying. May may be the reason behind the rise in this, these STI's and one of the main contributors to that being what they say is potentially dating apps is actually a one of the reasons that they may be seeing more non counters in these kinds of things. This is an age group of people who simply weren't alive to hear the safe sex message that was, you know, made very, very clear in the immediate. Wake of the aids crisis of the eighties. Yeah, exactly, it actually a part of that, too. And part of this report did talk about HIV being still, obviously, a concern in the military, and that, that there may be members of the military, you don't realize that there are their fellow colleagues and fellow service members who may have HIV now rates of HIV infections are steady between between twenty twelve in two thousand seventeen the rate remained pretty steady. But the rates of these bacterial infections, which are easier to treat they, they can be used by antibiotics rather than viral infections like HIV HP herpes, these kinds of things, which have all decreased these bacterial infections like gonorrhea. And are on the rise. And that is concerning. ABC news. Correspondent Mark Remillard. Thanks for taking the time to talk with us today. Thank you,

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