The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 20 million new STD infections this year. Despite vast and numerous resources and information on STDs, and easy access to condoms and STD testing, STDs continue to rise in the U.S.
STD rates vary between states. This can be caused by variations in the availability or use of contraception (condoms), the presence or lack of sex education, and cultural norms regarding using condoms or getting tested.
FACTZ pulled the registered data for Florida and California. The numbers are the following:
FL Gonorrhea – 34,644
FL Chlamydia – 104,758
CA Gonorrhea – 79,192
CA Chlamydia – 231,415
Final answer: please practice safe sex this Halloween 2022.