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Map Reveals States With Highest Levels Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

By Jonna Ivin-Patton

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new information on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and things aren't looking good, especially for many GOP states.

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The states with the highest rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia in 2016 appear to be mostly southern conservative states with a large Christian influence. In order, starting with the highest, are Alaska, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas, Delaware, and Oklahoma. One state that made a jump in the rankings was Maryland — from 24th place to 18th.