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Surprise, Alaska is the most STD infected state. Here's 9 others.

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Surprise, Alaska is the most STD infected state. Here's 9 others.

BackgroundChecks.org just released the rankings for the states with the most STD's and the state with the #1 spot  will definitely surprise you. The frigid state of Alaska found itself on top in one of the last lists residents might want to be on.

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According to a press release, the report released on February 7, 2017 used a combination of STD data published by the CDC, local county and state health data and social media surveys to create a comprehensive look at the state of STDs in the U.S.

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The states with the least problematic STD problems were New Hampshire, West Virginia, Maine, Vermont, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey.

We just want people to be a little bit more aware and take the necessary precautions. The amount of STDs out there are staggering, and it's all completely preventable.
Trent Wilson, co-author of the research

"Everyone should enjoy themselves this Valentine's Day", said Trent Wilson, co-author of the research. 

STD's reached an all-time high in 2016, according to data released late last year by the CDC. 

Much of the rise has been attributed to dating apps like Tinder and Grindr.


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