CDC: San Antonio ranks high in STD rates

Austin, Dallas and Lubbock also had high numbers of reported STDs

Trichomoniasis, aka T. vaginalis, is an STD caused by the Trichomonas vaginalis parasite. The CDC says it's the most commonly curable sexually transmitted disease out there. Nearly 3.7 million Americans are infected, and 70% don't have any signs
Trichomoniasis, aka T. vaginalis, is an STD caused by the Trichomonas vaginalis parasite. The CDC says it's the most commonly curable sexually transmitted disease out there. Nearly 3.7 million Americans are infected, and 70% don't have any signs (CDC/CNN)

SAN ANTONIO – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia reached an all-time high in the U.S. in 2018, according to a recently released report.

The federal health agency released data in October on sexually transmitted disease rates and reported that rates continue to climb across the U.S.

San Antonio had a total of 17,796 STD cases reported, including 12,986 chlamydia cases, 4,496 gonorrhea cases and 314 syphilis cases, according to an analysis of the CDC data from innerbody.com.

The health website also reported that the state of California ranked number one with the most cities in the Top 100 of the highest STD rates. However, tied for second was Ohio and Texas, both of which had six cities on the list each.

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In terms of total STD cases, including HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea, Houston came in third with 36,710 reported cases.

These other Texas cities ranked high in STD rates, according to the new report:

Killeen, TX:


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