BackgroundChecks.org just released the rankings for the states with the most STD's and the state with the #1 spot will definitely surprise you. The frigid state of Alaska found itself on top in one of the last lists residents might want to be on.
According to a press release, the report released on February 7, 2017 used a combination of STD data published by the CDC, local county and state health data and social media surveys to create a comprehensive look at the state of STDs in the U.S.
The states with the least problematic STD problems were New Hampshire, West Virginia, Maine, Vermont, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey.
"We just want people to be a little bit more aware and take the necessary precautions. The amount of STDs out there are staggering, and it's all completely preventable."
—Trent Wilson, co-author of the research
"Everyone should enjoy themselves this Valentine's Day", said Trent Wilson, co-author of the research.
STD's reached an all-time high in 2016, according to data released late last year by the CDC.
Much of the rise has been attributed to dating apps like Tinder and Grindr.
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