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STD Epidemiology’s mission is to systematically collect, analyze, interpret, and disseminate sexually transmitted disease (STD) surveillance data, in an effort to describe and monitor disease trends.


Guide programmatic activities and disease intervention through utilization of STD surveillance data.

Georgia’s Current Rankings

Georgia like rest of the Southeast (SE)* has some of the highest rates of STDs in the country. According to the CDC, in 2011 Georgia was ranked:

  • 7th in the U.S. and 6th in the SE for chlamydia
  • 6th in the U.S. and 6th in the SE for gonorrhea
  • 3th in the U.S. and 3th in the SE for Primary and Secondary Syphilis

* The Southeast has consistently had the highest burdens of all STDs out of the four regions (South, West, Midwest, and Northeast) . The Southeast includes; Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,  Louisiana,  Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South  Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2011. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2012.

Information about STDs

STD Fact Sheets

Annual Reports

  • 2012 STD Annual Report
  • Data Summary (STDs)

Quarterly Reports

  • First Quarter 2013 Report
  • Second Quarter 2013 Report

Maps of the Distribution of STDs by County for 2012

  • Rates of Chlamydia by County for 2012
  • Rates of Gonorrhea by County for 2012
  • Rates of Primary & Secondary Syphilis by County for 2012