STDs In America: An Infographic [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago Science

Not only does the US have the hottest looking people (as proven is yesterday"s poll), but it has loads of STDs too. USA!
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Female 157
Craps can live in armpits and eyelashes?

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Male 263
damn alaska`s rate is pretty high...
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Male 181
STI is redundant: if the disease is sexually *transmitted*, then it is necessarily an infection.
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Female 299
FLAVOURED JOHNNYS = YEAST INFECTIONS?!
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Female 162
"HPV. my worst fear and it`s in the lead. oh god."

HPV is harmless. The only threat is it MAY increase the chance of cervical cancer in some females. That`s why the vaccinations for it were only given to the girls/women in Aus.

Unfortunately what they were immunising us with made a lot of girls sick so they really need to fix that..

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Male 2,868
"why do they even make flovord condoms if they`re not to be used for penetration?"
Because you can get an std from giving or receiving oral sex.
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Female 1,283
@theos
That made me giggle ^^
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Male 1,164
although that infographic is just bad
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Male 1,164
this is one of the only times i do not agree on the american/british difference in language it should be STI not STD as most "STD`s" are infections or atleast a combination of the two depending on what it is
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Male 426
note to self, don`t hook up Mississippi or Louisiana
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Male 181
No, it`s just ridiculous. Somewhat less than half of all high-schoolers have had sex. To think that half of those that have are infected with an STD when the highest infection rate by state (Mississippi) is less than one percent?!?! I call BS.
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Male 92
This infographic is quite informative lol, but I just had my annual test, I`M CLEAN!
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Male 1,297
ha HA, well good thing they are mostly either curable or just not that big a deal
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Male 541
1/4 of high school girls have STDs?!

Ho-lee poo!

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Male 108
Theos, Razlem is right. Call it racist all you want, but southern black folk who have less opportunity and less education don`t know any better about STDs.
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Male 38
Razlem - I would say it`s more likely that the South has a high rate of STDs because of racist, ignorant, white trash, trailer park inbreeders like yourself.
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Female 1,441
Ew this is disgusting. I`m never having sex.
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Female 688
what the.. :|
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Male 91
why do they even make flovord condoms if they`re not to be used for penetration?
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Male 533
The South has more STDs because of its higher black population. Not to say that every one has an STD, but the ghetto culture is spreading like wildfire.

It sounds racist, but its the truth:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Census...

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Male 833
going from these posts about using condoms on STD ppl, maybe THATS why US has so many stds... (cause condoms wont block that poo 100%....)
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Male 52
@Omphaloskept

If you count in the Herpes infections, then all the beautiful girls will have it in high school, that corresponds roughly to 25%.

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Male 505
"Why does the south have significantly more STDs?"

Isn`t the south very religious? And the lack of use of condoms would increase the spread.

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Male 199
hey `sbeelz` no one cares. go write a blog or somthing..
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Male 181
@sbeelz

Good catch, you beat me to it. The 25% infection rate for high school girls sounds highly suspicious, too. I suspect the U. S. map is based on the CDCs numbers and the next line is from MSNBC numbers...

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Male 3,425
Ever notice that when someone had AIDS everyone feels sorry for them, but when someone has Chlamydia, they`re called a slut.
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Male 1,083
HPV. my worst fear and it`s in the lead. oh god.
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Male 2,868
"porn acters[sic] are required to get tested before every shooting. They are some of the cleanest people out there."
One- they only test monthly. So if one performer gets an STD and then performs before their next test, they spread it around quite a bit before it`s caught. Two- I have heard that there is a lower STD rate among porn stars than people of the same age group in the general population, but I still wouldn`t put my dick in Bree Olson without a condom (not that I`ll ever get the chance).
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Male 2,868
Towards the middle of the chart, it states that 1 in 5 Americans has an STD- that`s more than TWICE the highest statewide STD rate from the map at the top (the highest being Mississippi with 97 in 1000 people infected with an STD, or about 1 in 10). The only way this makes any sense is if the chart means 1 in 5 people has HAD an STD (as in at some point during their lives), while the map only refers to people currently infected. But if that`s what it means, then that`s what it should fcuking say.
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Male 25,416
Wow, Just..wow.
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Male 833
and on another note i question the credibility of the info-graphics these show, they seem a little extreme in some cases.
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Male 833
I think this is such a huge problem in US because we still are to uncomfortable with sex as a country. So no one ever brings it up with doctors, or partners.
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Female 32
Wow, Just..wow.
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Male 163
Man, i feel bad for Florida. They are friggin surrounded by STD infected states from all sides. If you decide to leave Florida, don`t bang anyone on the way out. Keep it in storage until you hit Utah!! Or if need be, make a pit stop in west virginia, then move on. And if your from West Virginia, avoid out of towners like the freakin` plague!
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Male 617
so THAT`S how you spell...um....(checking) chlamydia? i never knew that.
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Female 162
Is that true about flavoured condoms? If it is it`s something interesting to remember..

Proud to say I`m 19 and have only slept with one person in my entire life and I`m still with him. I don`t see that changing any time soon either.

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Male 15
I don`t really believe this. The high school number seems rediculous unless you include viral herpes, in which case that is a rediculous number. and the porn acter and actress`s thing, they get tested all the time. porn acters are required to get tested before every shooting. They are some of the cleanest people out there
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Female 778
i`ve never had an std.

ky has a lower number than i expected. major skanks (male and female) in the city i grew up in. luckily i finally got out of there.

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Male 423
Haha deeeeeeeep south YIPEEEE!
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Female 355
Nice going, Illinois!
Though I`m not surprised.
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Male 217
fark why can`t they find a good root and stick with it for a bit instead of sleeping around

inb4 THIS IS GODS WILL FOR HAVING SEX BEOFRE MARRIAGE

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Female 1,112
Lesbians can give eachother skin to skin contact STI`s, mainly herpes, crabs, scabies. You can use a dental dam to protect yourself a bit anyway. Latex gloves or condoms on your fingers, but it`s mostly unnecessary, with the exception of oral sex and slammin your junk together.
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Male 79
Ew... So crabs can live in people`s armpits and eyelashes. Now that is nasty...
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Female 877
*pukes* and i was going to have breakfast
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Female 159
My city (Nashville) has been the capitol for Syphilis for some odd number of years. Its scary.
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Male 452
"Why does the south have significantly more STDs?"

Because poor=STDs...

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Male 56
Alaska has 69 thousand. ;)
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Male 1,195
@piepig

They`re getting laid more.

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Male 1,523
Why does the south have significantly more STDs?
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Male 195
HURRAY FOR MAINE :DD
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Female 1,963
Vindictive, lesbians are much less likely to give each other STDs than heterosexual couples or male gay couples. It`s still not an impossibility though. The only problem there is that contraception for lesbians pretty much consists of putting saran wrap on your genitals or using plastic gloves, and clearly these aren`t very attractive options.
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Female 224
haha, lets hear it for the south!!!!!!!!
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Female 1,077
somewhat serious question: what is the likelyhood off two lesbians giving each other an STD? i mean, there`s no real penetration. i`ve always wondered this and i`ve never had anyone answer me.
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Male 1,406
1 out of 5 people have an STD... STD rate is below 10% for every state... am I missing something?
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Male 734
The map at the top seems to show around 5% of the population being infected... no more than 10% for any state. But then below, it says 1 in 5, which is 20%.

And yeah, the 25% and 33% are backwards in the age-range pie chart is out of order.

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Male 452
For instance, Utah is notorious for being one of the most staunchly conservative states, but it has one of the lowest rates.
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Male 452
"the wholesome conservative south has more than liberal california where all the gays live? hahah"

I think it has got more to do with the poverty levels. I doubt that it`s the conservatives who are getting the STDs, rather, it`s the white trash, and the poor African American population.

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Male 10,440
Urg... So many STD cases... What a filth-hole.

Use a condom America.

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Female 4
uhmm.. the pie chart by age... 25% is bigger than 33%?
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Male 1,629
Kent: Mr. Simpson, how do you respond to the charges that petty
vandalism such as graffiti is down eighty percent, while heavy
sack-beatings are up a shocking nine hundred percent?
Homer: Aw, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent.
Forfty percent of all people know that.
Kent: I see. Well, what do you say to the accusation that your group
has been causing more crimes than it`s been preventing?
Homer: [amused] Oh, Kent, I`d be lying if I said my men weren`t
committing crimes.
Kent: [pause] Well, touche`.
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Male 108
Statistics like this are always skewed by high population areas with specific demographics that are more prone to such things. Also keep in mind the idiots who don`t seek medical attention and therefore aren`t factored in to these statistics.
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Female 1,112
I`m beginning to hate inforgraphics.
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Male 1,647

Moving to New Hampshire!
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Male 2,440

Coincidence? I think NOT!

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Female 9,402
"Ohhhh Mississippi...
The fattest AND most sexually unclean state in America. Gross combination.
And this is why you wait til marriage. Especially you ladies!"

Totally, and my dad would kill me if I had sex.

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Male 601
Anyone find it odd that the sector of people (gays) accused of bringing about many of the STD`s, live in the states with the lowest STD percentages (Mass., New Hampshire, Vermont, etc.)?
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Male 2,056
why do i think about half of this is bull?
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Female 612
Dang, Mississippi, you scary!
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Male 132
Ohhhh Mississippi...
The fattest AND most sexually unclean state in America. Gross combination.

And this is why you wait til marriage. Especially you ladies!

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Male 4,014
I feel bad for people in the porn business. I mean, it looks fun on camera, but its a simple fact that doing porn is plan Z.
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Male 70
1 out of 5 people? and yet the values for the states never get anywhere near 200 per 1000 people needed to match this value. Unless im being a foool, there stats dont match up.... kinda makes everything on it seem a bit questionable...
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Female 541
I think it`s hilariously ironic that the south has a higher percentage of std`s when it`s supposed to be the bible belt, and sex pre-marriage isn`t "allowed" according to the bible.
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Female 523
ewww! i didn`t know crabs could live on eyelashes! that`s nasty!
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Male 3,915
i`m with nucleartoast...aint no damn way 1 in 4 high school girls has something...maybe in the ghetto-ass welfare schools or some sh*t...but my school is prolly like...1 in 9 or 10 TOPS...and we have a considerable amount of hos!
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Male 1,403
anyone else lol at Alaska`s 69?
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Female 1,682
This is very disgusting/disturbing to know. People are gross.
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Male 740
the wholesome conservative south has more than liberal california where all the gays live? hahah
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Female 258
1 in 4 high school girls? bull poo
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Male 473
why does the south have more std`s, more idiots, and more republicans than the rest of the nation?
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Female 364
It`s interesting that the states that are more likely to teach abstinence only sex ed have higher STD counts. Not that I`m surprised.
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Male 1,929
I also call bullpoo on the 9.7%=20% thing. I will never believe one of these again.
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Female 1,380
actually ant, the average std rate according to the map is 45.44
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Male 2,372
That porn actress was hawt!
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Male 8,302
Sure, make it a "special" disease cause you were bonking when you got it. 9 out of 10 people catch flu, but you don`t see infographics about flu, ingrown toenails and body odor do you?
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Male 12,365
[quote]The chart contradicts itself. The map shows an average STD rate of around 40 per 1000 -- that`s 4%. Below the map, it says "1 in 5 people in the US has an STD" -- that`s 20%. Which is it?[/quote]

The difference might be explained by them referring to different things.

The chart under the map refers to reported cases per year. It`s likely that the map also refers to reported cases per year - the numbers seem to match up.

The difference between that and the bottom figures could be explained by two things;

i) STDs that last for more than a year. If you have 1000 new cases per year, after 5 years you have 5000 people infected.

ii) A very large estimate of unreported cases added on to the reported cases.

e.g. 40 cases of clamydia reported per year per 1000 people, estimate 160 unreported cases per year, estimate average of 2 years between infection and reporting...200 new cases per 1000 people per year, 40% of people infected at any given time.

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Male 670
[quote]Highest rate of STD`s is 97 per 1000. That`s 9.7% by my count. How does that equate to "1 in 5 people in the US has STD`s"?[/quote]

Pretty sure it means the number of people who have had STDS, not everyone with an STD currently.

Also, if you`re trying to find the amount of STDs per 1000 by using that graph, you can`t just get the average. Not everyone who has an STD has to have them all; one person could have chlamydia and another could have gonorrhea. That`s 2 people, not 1.

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Male 371
The chart contradicts itself. The map shows an average STD rate of around 40 per 1000 -- that`s 4%. Below the map, it says "1 in 5 people in the US has an STD" -- that`s 20%. Which is it?
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Male 16
My maths isn`t the greatest, so maybe someone can clear it up.

Highest rate of STD`s is 97 per 1000. That`s 9.7% by my count. How does that equate to "1 in 5 people in the US has STD`s"?

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Male 2,690
I don`t believe that ALL of these are completely true.
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Male 2,148
I`m beginning not to trust these infographics after the last one about "tabacco". Plus, we already know STDs are bad and people have them.
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Male 15,510
Ewwww
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Male 122
USA doesn`t have the hottest people, it has the people most willing to expose themselves to cameras. These are interesting though.
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Female 1,190
heeeey i used this on a project once!
whoa, minus the condom part :S lol
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Male 19,850
Link: STDs In America: An Infographic [Pic] [Rate Link] - Not only does the US have the hottest looking people (as proven is yesterday`s poll), but it has loads of STDs too. USA!
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