Some cities in the U.S. are dealing with high rates of sexually transmitted diseases. The latest numbers by show two Louisiana cities among the top 20 in the nation.

Experts say STDs are infections that are spread during sexual activity. Many of these diseases show up without any symptoms for lots of folks. But without treatment, STD’s can result in some serious health problems.

The Centers for Disease Control says these are the most common STD’s:

Bacterial Vaginosis
Human Papillomavirus
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Photo by Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition on Unsplash
Photo by Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition on Unsplash

What Louisiana Cities Have The Highest STD Rates In America?

New Orleans, the largest city in Louisiana checks in at #11 on the list. The Crescent City is up 13 spots from a year ago when the city was #24 on the list. Baton Rouge is #16 on the list this year.

How Does Shreveport Stack Up on the STD List?

For many years, Shreveport and Bossier City were included high on this list, but we are showing lots of improvement. Shreveport improves 12 spots from #9 to #21.

Other Cities Showing Improvement:

Washington, DC rose 12 spots from 17 → 5

Knoxville, TN rose 17 spots from 26 → 9

Jacksonville, FL rose 15 spots from 38 → 23

Albany, NY rose 15 spots from 68 → 53

What Cities Are in the Top 5?

  1. Jackson, MS
  2. Baltimore, MD
  3. San Francisco, CA
  4. Philadelphia, PA
  5. Washington D.C.

You can check out the full list of cities here.

The Most Common Medical Marijuana Questions In Louisiana

Multiple pieces of legislation dealing with medical marijuana and expansions to the current structure have been or will be introduced in the upcoming legislative session that begins March 14, 2022.
Attitudes are shifting about recreational use as well. In last year's session, lawmakers passed a bill that changes penalties for a small amount of marijuana.
At the beginning of 2022, smokable medical marijuana also became legal. Many people have asked questions about how and where to get medical marijuana. Here is the current information available.

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