St Louis Has The Highest STD Rates in the Country

December 17, 2014 4:01 AM

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St. Louis has the highest rate of chlamydia infections in the entire country according to the annual report on STD’s that is issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They are also the #2 city for rate of gonorrhea infections, according to the CDC’s 2013 Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance, which came out this week.

“We’ve been consistently in the top five for 10 years,” reports Washington University STD prevention training director, Bradley Stoner. The past president of the American STD Association says “The ability to bring our numbers down and crack that ranking is distressing.”

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