Some of the data in this map comes at no surprise. Major metro areas like New York, Chicago, SF, etc. — really any city you’d actually consider going to — show up in the red to deep-red spectrum of infections.
And then there are lots of places in between, like Farmington, NM (who knew?) that we also hope have some sort of clinic set up to deal with the downside of a frisky sex life.
From the mapmakers:
The data used here comes from the CDC for 2013, and reflects reports of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia. (Herpes data is not collected). To normalize the data, we measured rates per 100,000 people. We chose only to show cities with a significant amount of population, so rural counties are not show on this map. The CDC makes available a wide range of statistical, anonymous data about STDs in America.
Where does your town fit in?