State With The Highest Rate Of STIs In The US Revealed
A recent study has found out which state has the highest rate of STIs in the US. This state has been determined the place where you are most likely to catch a sexually transmitted infection. Read on to learn more!
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the number of STI cases in the US is at an all-time high.
One state has the highest rate of sexually transmitted infections in the US according to a study which compiled a comprehensive map of STIs state-by-state.
So which state comes out on top? Would you be able to guess that the most affected state is in fact Alaska?!
Alaska is the state with the highest rate of STIs in the US
Alaska had 151.1 new cases of Gonorrhoea per 100,000 residents and a Chlamydia rate of 768.3 per 100,000 people. Unsure what Chlamydia is? Find out here!
Not far behind Alaska on the list are Louisiana, North Carolina, Mississippi and New Mexico.
The least infected area in the US is the state of New Hampshire with a mere 18.5 cases of Gonorrhoea per 100,000 residents and a Chlamydia rate of 233.3 per 100,000 people.
Am I at Risk?
Young people aged between 15 to 24 years old account for 62% of those diagnosed with Chlamydia, 52% with Gonorrhoea.
In the current era of dating apps such as a Tinder, Grindr, Bumble and Scruff, the amount of risky sexual behaviour is higher than ever. Read more on this here.
Regular STI testing is important for everyone who is sexually active, regardless of age, sexuality or relationship status. With 8 out of 10 of STIs displaying little to no symptoms, people cannot afford to be presumptive when it comes to their sexual health.
Remember that you don’t have to live in the state with the highest rate of STIs in the US to catch one!
Worried you may have contracted an STI?
Regardless of what state you live in, if you think you might have been exposed to an STI, the most important thing is to get checked.
If you do have a sexually transmitted infection, getting checked early and accessing treatment is important for your health and to make sure you don’t pass the infection on to someone else.
With many STIs such as Chlamydia causing long-term complications like infertility if left untreated, getting checked if you think you may have been exposed is essential.
The LetsGetChecked Service
You can order online at www.LetsGetChecked.com or purchase a test in your local participating pharmacy. Your samples are taken in the comfort of your own home, and they are returned directly to an accredited laboratory by pre-paid return post.
The service, which delivers the results back to the customer within 2-3 days through a secure web portal, provides an alternative solution for those who might prefer the convenience and confidentiality of performing a test at home, rather than visiting a sexual health clinic.
Our expert nursing support team will be there to answer any questions you have about the service, as well to guide you through your personalised treatment program in the event your results are positive. LetsGetChecked users receive the same high quality, confidential testing practices as those who attend a sexual health clinic or doctor.
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Written by Matthew Hennessy