STD Surveillance Statistics 2014 - Minnesota Dept. of Health

STD Statistics - 2014


  • From 2004-2014, the chlamydia rate increased by 64%.
  • The rate of gonorrhea increased by 5% between 2013 and 2014.
  • Rates of reported syphilis increased in 2014 compared to 2013 by 18%.
  • Minnesota has seen a resurgence of syphilis over the past decade, with men who have sex with men and those co-infected with HIV being especially impacted.
  • Persons of color continue to be disproportionately affected by STDs.
  • STD rates are highest in the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. However, chlamydia and gonorrhea cases in the Twin Cities suburbs and Greater Minnesota account for 61% of the reported cases in 2014.
  • Adolescents and young adults (15-24 years) have the highest rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea, making up 64% of new infections in 2014.
  • Between 2013 and 2014, early syphilis cases increased by 24%. Men who have sex with men comprised 76% of all male cases in 2014; cases among women are continuing to increase.


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