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The Valentine’s Gift You Don’t Want

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Posted February 14, 2017 by Kimani in Infection Section

The Valentine’s Gift You Don’t Want; Which States Have the Most STDs?

 

Love is in the air and all that cliche stuff thanks to Valentine’s Day, but what’s really out there? Before you consider a V-Day fling, check out these STD stats and see where your state lies (or lays, pun intended).

 

Valentine's

 

Between Tinder, Grindr, and other very NSFW websites, casual hookups are an all time high. With increased casual sex comes some bad news: STDs have reached all times highs, according to the CDC.

To help you get your game on while staying safe, we put together a list of the best and worst states for STDs in America. To create this report, backgroundchecks.org used CDC data on STDs, state and county health agency data, and social media surveys. For empirical data, we used a rate of incidents per 100k residents normalized for population. We attached a weighted average to CDC and state health data, and factored in survey data to get our final rankings:

The Most Diseased States Ranking

So, was your city on the list? Mine was – New York came in at number 13 with a Weighted Disease Score of

Sheesh.

My current state of Florida is number 25 with a Weighted Disease Score of 321.4.

 

We’ve got to do better, people!




About the Author

Kimani

A NY transplant in Florida, Kimani has taken on the task of educating the world on sexual health and education. The Mount Vernon native has seen AIDS and HIV spread through her community like wildfire, and hopes to cease the transmission of these and other diseases one person at a time. If you know better, you're inclined to do better.

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