STD Annual Data Release 2016 - Minnesota Dept. of Health

STD Statistics - 2016


  • From 2006-2016, the chlamydia rate increased by 71%.

  • From 2015-2016, the rate of gonorrhea increased by 25%.

  • From 2015-2016, the rates of reported syphilis increased by 30%.

    • 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. However, the number of females is near the record high for the last decade.

    • Between 2015 and 2016, early syphilis cases increased by 29%. Men who have sex with men comprised 77% of all male cases in 2016; cases among women are continuing to remain high.

  • 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 2016.

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