AN STD map ranks Baltimore as the worst US city for sexually transmitted diseases as they run rampant in the South and California.
Analysis of the latest statistics on a city-by-city basis showed Baltimore had the highest per capita with 2,004 cases reported per 100K.
There were 207 HIV cases, 7,636 cases of Chlamydia, 4,231 Gonorrhea cases, and 210 instances of Syphilis in the Maryland city.
In terms of total STD cases, Los Angeles (92,401 cases), Chicago (58,322 cases), Houston (36,710 cases), Phoenix (34,973 cases), and Philadelphia (28,866) made the top five.
California was at the top of the rankings with several cities listed as STD hotspots throughout the state.
These included San Francisco, Bakersfield, Fresno, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego, Tacoma and Riverside.
The states of Ohio and Texas tied for second place on the STD list.
Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Columbus, Dayton, and Akron in Ohio made Top 100.
The Texas cities of Houston, Killeen, Waco, Lubbock, Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio also made the list.
Innerbody’s research team found nearly half of the top 25 cities with the highest rates of STDs were in the south.
Jackson, Mississippi; Montgomery and Birmingham in Alabama; Augusta, Macon, and Columbus in Georgia; as well as Memphis in Tennessee made the list.