What State Has the Highest STD Rate?


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Based on 2012 data by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there is no single state with the highest sexually transmitted disease rate, but states that recorded high rates include Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The most common STDs in these states were syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea.

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Chlamydia is one of the most common STDs in the U.S. with over 1 million reported cases. Most people who are affected by STDs are between 15 to 24 years of age. New York and Maryland recorded the highest rates of HIV/AIDS. The CDC also noted that over 20 million new STD infections occur every year.

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