Rates Of STDs In Connecticut Reach Record Highs

March 2, 2019 5:27 pm Published by

Sexually transmitted diseases have historically been at reasonably low levels in the state of Connecticut compared with other states throughout the nation. This trend continues, but health officials in the state are starting to get concerned as the rate of STDs is growing and has reached historic highs.

In a recent study the National Council for Home Safety and Security (NCHSS) reported on the rate of STDs throughout the United States and Connecticut remained among the lowest rates in the country. The study looked at chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis and Connecticut ranked in the following position compared to the rest of the country:

  • Chlamydia: ranked 27th out of 50 states
  • Gonorrhea: ranked 39th out of 50 states
  • Syphilis: ranked 45th out of 50 states

While these numbers appear to be positive news for the state, they are not telling the whole story as these cases are rising to record highs within the borders of Connecticut. The numbers continue to rise to the following in the state:

  • Chlamydia cases are up 27% between 2014 and 2017
  • Gonorrhea cases are up 67% between 2014 and 2017
  • Syphilis cases are up 75% between 2014 and 2017