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.
Data Release Webinar
- Highlights from the STD, HIV and Hepatitis C Surveillance Reports, 2016 (PDF)
- Highlights from the STD, HIV and Hepatitis C Surveillance Reports, 2016, with audio narration (PPT)
- A series of graphs, maps and text that describe the STD epidemic in Minnesota over time.