Minnesota reports record high in sexually transmitted infectionsMoorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - STI's, or sexually transmitted infections, are at an all-time high in Minnesota.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
STI's, or sexually transmitted infections, are at an all-time high in Minnesota. There were 1,500 more cases from 2010 to 2011. Alarmingly, cases are being reported 3 times more often in women between the ages of 20 to 24.
It's the same for Clay County. The statistics track the 3 most common STIs, gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia. Lori Schmidt with MSUM'S Hendrix Health Center says the numbers could be skewed toward a positive.
Lori Schmidt – Family Nurse Practitioner: “More tracking done these days as far as encouraging people to get tested so maybe that's why they've noticed the increase."
Officials say chlamydia numbers are seeing the biggest increase, rising at an alarming rate across the country.