Killeen Ranks 8th in the Nation for STD’s
Thaddeus Imerman with the Killeen Daily Herald reports that a study done by innerbody.com in conjunction with statistics released from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Killeen ranked eighth in the nation with the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases in the country.
This is from a list of 100 cities.
Obviously, this is not good.
After reading Imerman's article, we had to look at the report from innerbody ourselves. According their numbers, Killeen has a metro population of 355,642. STD cases per 100,000 people break down like this:
- HIV Cases - 52
- Gonorrhea Cases - 1,630
- Chlamydia Cases - 4,190
- Syphillis Cases - 26
Here’s the full list if you're interested. Again, Killeen is ranked #8 out of 100, ranked between Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Shreveport, Louisiana.
As gross as it is on paper, it makes a sort of weird sense when you think about the fact that we're home to the nation's largest military installation and experiencing a population boom that shows no sign of slowing down.
Remember - the best way to combat picking up an STD is to practice safe sex every time it's time to get busy. Every time!
We wearing 2 condoms in Killeen all 2020!