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Milwaukee ranked #7 among top 100 cities for highest STD rates

Wisconsin sees increase in reports of STDs
Posted at 9:14 PM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 11:59:45-05

MILWAUKEE — A new study finds Milwaukee is in the top 10 of U.S. cities with the highest sexually transmitted disease rates.

Researchers with analyzed recent statistics released by the CDC. Overall, Milwaukee is ranked #7 and the only Wisconsin city to make the list.

Milwaukee was ranked #18 the year before, jumping up 11 spots. There were 134 HIV cases, 10,928 Chlamydia cases, 4,706 Gonorrhea cases, and 77 Syphilis cases.

Wisconsin was ranked #34 when it comes to all states ranked by STD rate. There are more than 36,000 STD cases that have been reported.

According to the CDC, over 2.4 million combined STD cases were reported across the U.S. in 2018 alone.

If you are uncomfortable with talking to a doctor, an at-home STD test is available.

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