What are the most sexually diseased states in America? Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about this topic. Any sexually active person can get gonorrhea, syphilis or chlamydia through unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex. Gonorrhea is caused by a bacteria called Neisseria gonorrhoeae and it is a very common STD, especially among people aged 15-24. Gonorrhea can be transmitted from the mother to the baby during the delivery. If untreated, this infection can lead to serious health issues, including pelvic pain and infertility as well as increased risks of getting HIV. Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in America.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the most sexually diseased states in America.
The first state should be Arkansas. We are continuing our list of most sexually diseased states in America with Arkansas that is ranked 8th among 50 states in chlamydial infections and 6th in gonorrheal infections. Despite the fact that Arkansas is ranked 28th in rates of primary and secondary syphilis, it has relatively high number of congenital syphilis with 50 recorded cases from 2011 through 2015. It is ranked 30thamong 50 states when it comes to HIV infections with 258 adults diagnosed in 2015. The next state is Oklahoma. At number eight on our list of most sexually diseased states in America we have Oklahoma that is ranked 5th among 50 states in gonorrheal and 10th in chlamydial infections. This state ranks 21st in rates of primary and secondary syphilis (along with 15 cases of congenital syphilis) and 27th in HIV infections with 319 persons diagnosed with HIV in 2015. It is also important to know that 1 out of 7 people with the HIV infection in the USA do not know that they are infected. If we take this into consideration (as well as the fact that some STDs do not always have visible symptoms) it means that these numbers (which are already high) might be even higher. At last, but not least let’s see the numbers in Georgia. Georgia is ranked 6th in chlamydial and 7th in gonorrheal infections among 50 states. However, primary and secondary syphilis rates are very high, making Georgia 2nd among 50 states. There were 84 cases of congenital syphilis recorded from 2011 through 2015. Besides high syphilis rates, rates of HIV are very high in this state with 2,381 persons diagnosed in 2015. This skyrocketing data places Georgia 2nd among 50 states when it comes to rates of HIV diagnoses.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 10 most sexually diseased states in America