How Common are STDs in the US?

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Studies show that STDs are still being spread at an alarming rate in the US. But how common are they?

STDs in The US

  • There are 20 million new STDs each year.
  • There are 110 million STDs in total among men and women.
  • About 50.5 million of infections are in men.
  • About 59.5 million are in women.
  • 50% of new infections occur in people aged 15-24.
  • More than half of all people will have an STD in their lifetime.
  • 1 out of 2 sexualy active people will have contracted an STD by age 25.
  • 1 out of 20 people will get infected with HBV at some point in their lives.
  • An estimated 1 in 5 Americans have genital herpes.
  • Up to 90% are unaware that they have herpes.
  • 20% of high school girls have an STD.
  • 15 new STDs are reported by porn actors and actresses each week.

Most Common STDS

  • HPV – over 14 million new cases each year.
  • Chlamydia – 3 million new cases each year.
  • Trichomoniasis – over 1 million new cases each year.
  • Gonorrhea – over 800,000 new cases each year.
  • Genital Herpes – nearly 800,000 new cases each year.
  • Syphilis – approx 55,000 new cases each year.
  • HIV – over 41,000 each year.
  • HBV – 19,000 new cases each year.

Top 5 Best States For STDs

  • West Virginia
  • Maine
  • Vermont
  • Utah
  • Wyoming

Top 5 Worst States For STDs

  • North Carolina
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Illinois
  • Arkansas

Top 10 Cities With The Most STD Incidents In the US

  • Austin, TX
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Miami, FL
  • New York City, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas, TX
  • Washington, D.C.

Sources:

http://www.popsugar.com/love/How-Common-STDs-America-7492582
http://www.livescience.com/48100-sexually-transmitted-infections-50-states-map.html
http://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/most-common-stds-men-women#1
http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/stdsstis/statistics/
https://www.healthgrades.com/conditions/7-most-common-sexually-transmitted-diseases
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/05/07/state-by-state-where-its-easiest-to-catch-or-avoid-stds.html
http://wtop.com/health/2016/02/area-with-highest-std-rate-in-every-state/
https://www.stdcheck.com/blog/top-10-us-cities-positive-std-tests/