The rates of STDs in Memphis
And the greater Shelby County have been steadily declining over the years. There were 284 new cases of HIV infections in 2014 a slight decline from 293 cases in 2013 and 379 cases in 2012. Male homosexuals or men who have sex with men accounted for 48.9% of the total new HIV infections in 2014. The most affected were blacks who accounted for 82% of the new HIV infections.
The number of new chlamydia cases reported also declined from 9,924 in 2012 to 8,084 in 2014. Females accounted for 73.5% of the infections in 2014. The rate of chlamydia infections in 2014 was 860 per 100,000 people compared to 1,055.1 per 100,000 people in 2012. Those between the age of 15 and 24 accounted for 65% of the total chlamydia infections in 2014.
The number of gonorrhea infections declined from 3,679 in 2013 to 2,160 in 2014. The rate of gonorrhea infections declined from 391 per 100,000 people to 229 per 100,000 people. The rate syphilis – primary, secondary, early latent & late stage cases also declined from 556 per 100,000 people cases in 2012 to 397 per 100,000 people in 2014. The declining rates of STD infections in Memphis, TN is very encouraging. Nonetheless, the most effective way to bring down the rate of infection is through regular testing and treatment.
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