It's that time of year! STDs are on the rise in the United States for the fifth year in a row, and the health department is concerned.

A recent Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance report by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that combined cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis have seen a significant spike. "Combined they total 2.4 million infections that were diagnosed and reported just in the last year alone," Elizabeth Torrone, a CDC epidemiologist who worked on the new report told CNN.

While congenital syphilis has seen highest increase since 2014 (a whopping 185 percent to be exact), it is closely followed by primary and secondary forms of the infections at 71 percent and gonorrhea at 63 percent. Although the Department of Health continues to investigate the reasons behind the increase, a combination of factors such as testing services becoming more accessible, meaning more people are being diagnosed, and a drop in people using condoms seem to be the leading causes.

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