Georgia STI Stats
An estimated 65,000,000 people in the United States currently have an incurable STI. Over 20,000,000 people are newly infected with STIs each year in the United States, and over 60% of these people are under the age of 25.
How does Georgia rank in this STI epidemic?
- Chlamydia is the most common bacterial STI and the leading cause of sterility in females. Georgia ranks 5th in the United States for the most cases for Chlamydia.
- Gonorrhea has high infection rates in teens. Georgia ranks 3rd in the United States for the most cases for Gonorrhea.
- Syphilis can produce tragic results, like blindness. Georgia ranks 1st in the United States for the most cases for Syphilis!
- HIV is incurable and requires ongoing treatment. If left untreated, HIV can lead to early death. In 2016, Georgia ranked 5th in HIV diagnosis in the United States.