STD Surveillance Statistics 2015 - Minnesota Dept. of Health

STD Statistics - 2015


  • Over the past decade (2005-2015), Minnesota’s chlamydia rates showed an overall increase of 61% while the rate of gonorrhea has fluctuated but has shown an overall increase of 8%. Rates of primary/secondary syphilis have increased 246%. Minnesota has seen a resurgence in syphilis since 2002, with men who have sex with men being especially impacted. The co-infection rate with HIV continues to remain high. ┬áRacial disparities in STDs continue to persist in Minnesota with communities of color having the highest rates.
  • Between 2014 and 2015, the chlamydia incidence rate increased by 7%, while the gonorrhea rate remained stable. Cases of primary/secondary syphilis decreased by 4%.
  • In 2015, incidence rates of chlamydia increased by 11% among males and 5% among females; gonorrhea increased by 7% among males and decreased 7% among females.
  • STD rates continued to be highest in the city of Minneapolis. However, the Twin Cities suburbs and Greater Minnesota accounted for a large percentage of STD cases.
  • Adolescents and young adults (ages 15-24) accounted for 64% of chlamydia and 47% of gonorrhea cases reported in 2015.
  • In 2015, men who have sex with men account for 65% of all male early syphilis cases, and rates of primary/secondary syphilis increased 300% among American Indians.


Slide Presentation

Webinar Presentation

Recording of the 2015 STD Surveillance Data Release webinar presentation.