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.
- 2014 Minnesota Sexually Transmitted Disease Statistics (PDF)
A summary of the 2014 STD data, 10-year trends, sources and limitations of data, and disease-specific data on residence, gender, age and race/ethnicity.
- STD Surveillance Slides, 2014 (PDF)
Slides describing the epidemiology of STDs in Minnesota over time, including demographic patterns and emerging trends.
Recording of the 2014 STD Surveillance Data Release webinar presentation.
- Streaming video (46 minutes)
- 2014 Surveillance Date Report: Dawn Ginzl (starts at 1:00)
- Syphilis: Deciphering the Great Imitator, Cindy Lind-Livingston (starts at 17:40)
- Standards of Care: Best Practices for Adolescents, Katherine Meerse (starts at 30:00)
- Highlights from the STD Surveillance Report, 2014 (PDF)
Webinar presentation, slides only, no audio narration.
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