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Study finds Georgia 7th in nation for STDs

According to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control, Georgia ranks seventh in the nation among states with people diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases.

Data collected from state and county health reports found Alaska had the highest "weighted disease score" for cases of gonorrhea and Chlamydia.

For every 100,000 Georgia residents, 158 were diagnosed with gonorrhea and 570 with Chlamydia.

Florida rank's 25th out of the 50 states, with 121 gonorrhea cases per 100,000 people, and 454 with Chlamydia.

The CDC shows increased rates in STDs have large been driven by men and young people between the ages of 15-24. The findings also show gay and bisexual men continue to be at the greatest risk for STDs.


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