You should really be careful having sexual intercourse in one of these most sexually diseased cities in America. If you can’t (don’t want to) avoid it, at least use protection.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) also go by name sexually transmitted infections (STI). They are transmitted by sexual intercourse and can be really dangerous. The STI term is being more in use recently because it has a broader meaning. People can carry on the virus that causes the disease, but they may not have to develop symptoms of the disease. But you probably already know all of this. What you don’t know is how fast the sexually transmitted infections spread. According to WHO (World Health Organization) every day more than a million people get infected worldwide. It gets worse. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and trichomoniasis are accounted for 375 million new infections. It is believed that in 2015 there were 1.1 billion people infected with STDs (HIV not accounted in). Also, more than 100,000 people died from sexually transmitted diseases. The other consequences include infertility and developing more serious diseases. The terrifying thing is that some of the STDs are very resistant to medical treatment and that makes it harder to reduce their spread. For example, gonorrhea virus became resistant to certain antibiotics that used to cure the disease in the past. The use of a condom can greatly reduce the risk of catching a sexually transmitted infection, but that doesn’t mean you are off the hook. Despite using protection, there is still a chance that you might get the infection during intercourse. Your chances are not good viewing the overall statistics. It is estimated that one of two persons who are sexually active will be infected with the sexually transmitted disease at some point in their life. The safest way not to get STD is having no sex, but tell that to the residents of Most Sexually Active States in America.
Speaking of America, let’s check out the statistics for the United States when it comes to STDs. There is no doubt that the number of sexually transmitted diseases is on the rise. According to estimations, 20 million new infections are happening each year and there are 110 million Americans with sexually transmitted infections at any given moment. Out of those 110 million, around 50.5 million men have some type of STD and 59.5 million women share their misfortune. 50% of the new infections happen to those between 15 and 24 years old. This is all causing Americans $16 billion of medical costs. According to CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) STD Surveillance Report from 2015, more than 1.5 million Chlamydia cases were reported in the country, that being rate of 478.8 cases per 100,000 population. That is 5.9% increase from 2014. Chlamydia is also the nation’s most common sexually transmitted disease. When it comes to gonorrhea, close to 400,000 cases were reported in 2015, with a rate of 123.9 cases per 100,000 population. This is an increase of 12.9% compared to 2014. Finally, in 2015 there were 23,872 cases of Syphilis reported, which is a 19% increase from 2014. The rate per 100,000 population is 7.5 cases. In case you want to learn more about the STD rates in the United States, check out our list of 25 Cities with the Highest STD Rates in America.
You must have been wondering how we came up with the list of most sexually diseased cities in America. Originally, we wanted to use the data from CDC, but only a list of 70 cities with the biggest overall number of cases in the United States could be obtained from their official site. That is why we turned to research made by Rent Application, who had access to the full data of the report. They mapped the cities with a population bigger that 50,000 and ranked them according to the total STDs per 100,000. The stats for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were included. Let’s check out the list then.