Number of STD cases in Virginia surge

Posted at 11:27 PM, Dec 14, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. -- While the number of HIV/AIDS infections appears to have leveled off, there has been a significant surge in the number of cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia in Richmond, the state and the nation.

In some cases, the numbers represent record highs, a stunning turnaround from just a decade ago, when those STD rates were at record lows.

What’s going on? Who’s to blame? What are we doing about it?

Our Mark Holmberg has a look.

Watch for Mark Holmberg's Take Thursday's on CBS 6 News at 11 p.m.