Georgia STI Stats
The CDC estimates 65 million people in the United States currently have an incurable STI. Over 26 million people are newly infected with STIs each year in the United States, and over half 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 7th in the United States for the most cases for Chlamydia.
- Gonorrhea has high infection rates in teens. Georgia ranks 19rd in the United States for the most cases for Gonorrhea.
- Syphilis can produce tragic results, like blindness. Georgia ranks 8th 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 3rd in HIV diagnosis in the United States.