Posted by on May 6, 2024 11:00 pm
Originally From: Queerty

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A new analysis of data from the CDC has produced a list of the 50 metropolitan areas with the highest STI rates in the US. 

As we’ve reported before, STI rates have continued to increase over the last decade. While HIV transmission has eased somewhat, rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have rocketed. Gay men are disproportionately impacted. 

In 2022, across the US, around 1 in 130 people were diagnosed with an STI. However, that’s the average. In some locations, the number was far greater. 

Health research firm Innerbody broke down the data state-by-state to work out which cities and towns reported the highest number of diagnoses. 

The worst place for STIs, perhaps surprisingly is Philadelphia. One in 65 residents were diagnosed with an infection

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