The number of STD cases in the United States has been surging over the past few years, with more than 2 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis diagnosed in 2020.
According to the CDC, STD rates have reached an all-time high and the progress the agency had made to control the spread of STDs has “unraveled.” Less than 20 years ago, the number of new STD cases was far lower, with chlamydia being easier to detect, gonorrhea rates at historic lows, and syphilis close to being eliminated.
The team at NYRequirements.com wanted to know if certain areas of the country were being hit harder by this uptick in common STDs. Using county data collected through the CDC’s NCHHSTP AtlasPlus, their team analyzed the rates of the most common STDs in the U.S. to determine the 50 counties with the highest rate of all STDs per 100,000 residents and compiled the data into the following infographic.
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