The Southern states carry the highest prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases, including chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, according to a heat map for the diseases.
The color-coded map reveals which regions have the highest rates of STDs per 100,000 people.
The data, culled from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was compiled into a graphic by BestMedicalDegrees.com.
Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD, with one in 15 sexually active girls between the ages of 14 to 19 reportedly infected with the disease, according tot he map.
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