One thing we know for sure is that humans spread diseases pretty quickly and efficiently.  We've seen it recently with COVID-19 and even Monkeypox.  When it comes to sexually transmitted diseases, there are some cities where these infections spread at a faster pace than other cities.  One of the top 10 cities with the highest STD rates is right here in New York State.

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Photo by Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition on Unsplash

According to Planned Parenthood,

STDs are infections that are spread from one person to another, usually during vaginal, anal, and oral sex. They’re really common, and lots of people who have them don’t have any symptoms. Without treatment, STDs can lead to serious health problems.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, some of the most common STDs in the United States are:

Bacterial Vaginosis
Human Papillomavirus
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Which City In New York Has One Of The Highest STD Rates In America?

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Photo by Florian Wehde on Unsplash

The most-populated city in the United States, New York City, is the only place in New York State that made the top 10. But I guess the good news here, if there is any, is that while it's the most populated city, it didn't land at the top of the list.

SEE ALSO: Where Does New York State Rank for Overall Health? 


New York City Ranks #7 On List Of Places With The Highest STD Rates

The city that took home the honor of being number one is Jackson, Mississippi.

Here's a snapshot of the STD problems in New York City, according to, which conducted the study:

STD Cases / 100K Population - 2,544

HIV Cases 97,206

Chlamydia Cases - 74,014

Gonorrhea Cases - 28,394

Syphilis Cases - 1,952

You can check out the full list of cities here.

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