These Florida cities rank in the top 25 for highest STD rates in the United States

Florida ranks in many polls, though this new study isn’t considered “the best of the best.” It found that Florida was in the top 10 highest STD rates in the United States, according to Research inside the body based on CDC Findings.

The state ranks 4th in the most reported total infections per 100,000 population. This number is 259,033 cases. It ranks seventh for the highest numbers of STDs overall.

Besides population, they based their research on chlamydia cases, gonorrhea cases, syphilis cases and HIV cases.

If we break these numbers down even further, Florida Cities take the crown for the top of the list with the highest amount.

Tallahassee, Florida at No. 14

The Sunshine State capital had 1,990 reported STD cases per 100,000 residents.

  • HIV cases: 1,257
  • Chlamydia cases: 3,379
  • Gonorrhea cases: 1,083
  • Syphilis cases: 101

Besides the Capital Building, Tallahassee is a major college town and home to the Florida State University Seminoles. This means that there are constantly people moving in and out of town for various reasons.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida at No. 17

The Southern hotspot affects 1,871 per 100,000 people in STD cases.

  • HIV cases: 19,483
  • Chlamydia cases: 12,167
  • Gonorrhea cases: 4,436
  • Syphilis cases: 426
Fort Lauderdale is well known for its beaches but is not just bombarded with residents. So many tourists come here too. In fact, many New Yorkers and Californians have moved to this area since the pandemic.

Jacksonville, Florida at No. 23

The northeastern city is the most populous in the entire state, however, their reported occurrences per 100,000 people alone are 1,694.
  • HIV cases: 6,450
  • Chlamydia cases: 8,810
  • Gonorrhea cases: 4,259
  • Syphilis cases: 239

Jacksonville is a more laid-back coastal town with a prevalent community vibe. They have over 900,000 people occupying the area.

Miami, Florida at No. 24

Considering Miami is a booming city, you might think it would top the list. However, they only have 1,686 STD cases/100,000 population.

  • HIV cases: 26,316
  • Chlamydia cases: 14,680
  • Gonorrhea cases: 4,971
  • Syphilis cases: 581

However, Miami is up five points since the last CDC STD monitoring and that’s a testament to the rapidly growing tourist destination.

The state with the most cases in the United States is California with 399,673 and the city is Jackson, MS with 4,281 per 100,000 population.

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