Data & Statistics

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) continue to rise in the United States, and trends throughout the southeastern states resemble those of the nation. One in two sexually active persons will contract an STD by age 25 (Cates et al., 2004). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly 20 million new STIs occur annually in this country, half of those among young people aged 15–24 (CDC, 2015). For more information about the CDC 2022 Surveillance Report, click the link below. The data presented here provides additional details about STDs in Georgia.

State of STDs in Georgia: Preventing Sexually Transmitted Diseases (2022)

While Georgia has made progress in fighting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), reports show that the state still faces challenges in improving the rate of STDs. In 2022, Georgia ranked high nationally for reported cases of chlamydia (5th), gonorrhea (5th), primary and secondary syphilis (20th), and congenital syphilis (17th). If you are concerned about STDs, please visit our website for more information on testing and prevention resources.

State of STDs in Georgia Statistics

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Obtain tables, maps, and charts of various public health indicators. Vital statistics (births, deaths, fetal deaths, induced terminations), hospital discharge, emergency room visits, STD, motor vehicle crashes, and population data are included. All data can be selected by age, race, sex (Person), state, county, census tract/ county commission district/ Demographic Cluster available (Place), and year (Time). OASIS Data & Statistics

2022 CDC Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report

CDC published Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Surveillance, 2022, its annual report highlighting trends in reportable infections. Reported chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis cases have increased for the seventh consecutive year – reaching a new, all-time high. These infections remain common and costly and challenge the health and wellness of millions of people across the United States. Access the latest STD surveillance report here:

2022 State of STI's in the United States

CDC's Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report

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