Tennessee Ranks Average in National STD Rates

Total cases of STD (Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, etc.) in the United States are reaching a record-high level. Teens and young adults account for the majority of the cases. Many cases go undiagnosed and untreated, which are likely to induce further reproductive health problems.

Among all states across the country, Tennessee ranks 19th in chlamydia rate, 17th in gonorrhea rate, and 22nd in syphilis rate. Most cases are concentrated in the Davidson county.

The major cause of declining of provision of STD services is budget cut. While the country’s STD rates are climbing, STD services are eroding and closing. The challenge is to boosting the budget for STD prevention and treatment again.

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