Americans are now ‘more likely to have an STD than Europeans’. New research shows that Iceland is the chlamydia capital of Europe while Washington D.C. tops the HIV league.
While the Nordic countries has high rates of the sexually transmitted disease (STD), rates in the US are even more alarming.
Since 1980, rates of chlamydia in the US have soared compared to Europe.
And while the number of Americans with gonorrhoea has declined since 1980, the figure for the US still eclipses rates of its European counterparts.
Washington D.C., shown in the diagrams under its former name of the District of Columbia, had the most syphilis, HIV and gonorrhoea, while Kentucky was the state with the highest rates of hepatitis.
Meanwhile, Estonia tops the European scale for HIV rates, Russia sits in the top five for the most HPV, hepatitis B, gonorrhoea, syphilis and HIV.
Researchers at onlinedoctor.superdrug.com used the latest data from the World Health Organisation and the US’ Centres for Disease Centers Control and Prevention (CDC).
They plotted maps and graphs of STD rates in Europe and the US, from 1980 to 2013.
Read more: Daily Mail
Data source: Online Doctor