Which 15 States Have The Highest STD Rates in the US? (2018)


Georgia, Mississippi, and other Southern states continue to make these lists citing lack of access to care. But, you will never guess which state is #1!

Okay I’ll ruin it for you, Alaska.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance survey was scoured by the people at Insider Monkey investment blog (maybe they’re intent is to tell pharmaceutical companies where to invest?) and they revealed states with the highest STD rates in America. The CDC reports from the last survey to this year’s findings the rate of gonorrhea increased by 18.5%, syphilis increased by 17.6%, and chlamydia increased by 4.7 percent, to 1.59 million cases.

Easier access to anonymous sex with phone apps, HIV becoming treatable and PrEP hitting the market are popular sources to blame for the increase. Do you agree?


15. Texas

Chlamydia Rate: 520.4 per 100,000 people
Gonorrhea Rate: 154.6 per 100, 000 people
Syphilis Rate: 7.1 per 100, 000 people

14. Ohio

Chlamydia Rate: 520.9 per 100,000 people
Gonorrhea Rate: 176.4 per 100,000 people
Syphilis Rate: 6.2 per 100,000 people

13. New York

Chlamydia Rate: 552.8 per 100,000 people
Gonorrhea Rate: 146.5 per 100, 000 people
Syphilis Rate: 12.4 per 100, 000 people

12. Alabama

Chlamydia Rate: 553.6 per 100,000 people
Gonorrhea Rate: 173.0 per 100, 000 people
Syphilis Rate: 7.7 per 100, 000 people

11. Illinois

Chlamydia Rate: 561.4 per 100,000 people
Gonorrhea Rate: 164.8 per 100, 000 people
Syphilis Rate: 9.8 per 100, 000 people

10. Oklahoma

Chlamydia Rate: 548.4 per 100,000 people
Gonorrhea Rate: 193.6 per 100, 000 people
Syphilis Rate: 6.7 per 100, 000 people

9. Delaware

Chlamydia Rate: 567.2 per 100,000 people
Gonorrhea Rate: 179.9 per 100, 000 people
Syphilis Rate: 6.1 per 100, 000 people

8. Arkansas

Chlamydia Rate: 562.0 per 100,000 people
Gonorrhea Rate: 192.5 per 100, 000 people
Syphilis Rate: 5.0 per 100, 000 people

7. South Carolina

Chlamydia Rate: 575.5 per 100,000 people
Gonorrhea Rate: 187.8 per 100, 000 people
Syphilis Rate: 6.5 per 100, 000 people


6. North Carolina

Chlamydia Rate: 577.6 per 100,000 people
Gonorrhea Rate: 196.0 per 100, 000 people
Syphilis Rate: 10.8 per 100, 000 people

5. New Mexico

Chlamydia Rate: 628.6 per 100,000 people
Gonorrhea Rate: 168.6 per 100, 000 people
Syphilis Rate: 9.1 per 100, 000 people

4. Georgia

Chlamydia Rate: 614.6 per 100,000 people
Gonorrhea Rate: 201.2 per 100, 000 people
Syphilis Rate: 13.2 per 100, 000 people

3. Mississippi

Chlamydia Rate: 672.1 per 100,000 people
Gonorrhea Rate: 239.2 per 100, 000 people
Syphilis Rate: 10.9 per 100, 000 people

2. Louisiana

Chlamydia Rate: 679.3 per 100,000 people
Gonorrhea Rate: 230.8 per 100, 000 people
Syphilis Rate: 16.1 per 100, 000 people

1. Alaska

Chlamydia Rate: 771.6 per 100,000 people
Gonorrhea Rate: 196.9 per 100, 000 people
Syphilis Rate: 1.1 per 100, 000 people

Syphilis in New York, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina, and a few others have surprisingly high rates. Please protect yourself and get tested.

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