Last Updated on June 4, 2020 by Stacy Sampson, DO
Live in ‘the bible belt’? Only have sex with virgins? Too old to worry about STDs? Don’t think you’re at risk? Think again. Here are the STD statistics by state for 3 of the most common curable STDs.
These STD rates should alarm you.
Go get tested.
Quick – do it right now!!!!!! (Here’s a great list of STD testing centers and options – cool!)
Chlamydia – STD Statistics by State, United States and Outlying Areas, 2010
Boom! Chlamydia’s everywhere. Yup, this a common STD. It’s even more common to have Chlamydia and not know it as people are often asymptomatic or their symptoms are so mild they go unnoticed.
Gonorrhea – Rates by State, United States and Outlying Areas, 2010
Dun, dun, dun – THE CLAP! Right in your backyard. *claps hands* And to think, the bible belt is affected just as much; who knew?
Syphilis – by State, United States and Outlying Areas, 2010
Apparently, Wyoming’s the only state left unscathed by Syphilis! Does anyone even live in Wyoming?!? Maybe they’re just really good at practicing safer sex?
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Were you shocked or relieved by the STD statistics in your state? Did this make you think twice about getting tested? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!