Sexually Transmitted Diseases Rise in County

The Register Guard (Eugene, OR), October 27, 2012 | Go to article overview

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Rise in County


Byline: Saul Hubbard The Register-Guard

Lane County is experiencing a "pretty significant" spike in reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases, county health officials said.

Through Oct. 11, reported cases of gonorrhea are up to 94 this year, compared with 66 for the same period in 2011 - a 42 percent increase - while reported cases of chlamydia are up to 1,159 from 995 for the same period in 2011 - a 16 percent increase.

Increases for both diseases are more significant among women, the county's data shows, but the outbreak is not being classified as "female -driven" in part because reported rates for both are typically higher among women.

Both gonorrhea and chlamydia are major causes of serious reproductive complications in women and gonorrhea can facilitate transmission of the HIV virus. While some men with gonorrhea may experience painful urination coupled with abnormal genital discharge, most women with gonorrhea experience either no symptoms or mistake the associated painful urination, bleeding and vaginal discharge with a bladder or vaginal infection.

Both conditions can be prevented by practicing safe sex. If contracted but discovered early, they can easily be treated with antibiotics.

Reported cases of other common sexually transmitted diseases and infections, such as genital herpes or syphilis, are not showing unusual spikes so far this year, but "we're watching them closely," said Dr. Patrick Luedtke, Lane County's public health officer.

Luedtke said this year's gonorrhea rate increase in particular "is quite concerning,"

In Oregon, cases of most sexually transmitted diseases and infections must be reported by laboratories, doctors, or nurse practitioners to public health officials within one day of someone testing positive.

However, those reported cases don't come close to the number of actual cases. The Centers for Disease Control estimates there are 700,000 new cases of gonorrhea and 2.8 million new cases of chlamydia annually nationwide. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Sexually Transmitted Diseases Rise in County
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.