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Health experts say dating apps are contributing to alarming spike in STDs

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The number of diagnosed sexually transmitted diseases hit an all-time high in 2017. Some experts believe it may be caused by less-frequent condom use, better diagnostics, and even dating apps. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The number of diagnosed sexually transmitted diseases hit an all-time high in 2017. That year saw nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It's an alarming national trend that's been rising over the past five years. Some experts believe it may be caused by less-frequent condom use, better diagnostics, and even dating apps.

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