Which Hudson Valley counties have the highest number of sexually transmitted diseases?

Cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea have increased in New York State for four straight years, according to the latest annual Sexually Transmitted Infections Surveillance Report from 2017, while syphilis declined for the first time in five years.

Of the sexually transmitted diseases, chlamydia is the most common with 116,843 cases, according to the data, followed by gonorrhea with 34,111 diagnoses and syphilis with 6,273 cases in New York State.

NYUP looked into the data and ranked the 62 counties in New York with the most reported STDs, per 100,00 residents. Below is whee the counties in the Hudson Valley rank.

#55 Putnam County

  • Rate of major STDs: 245
  • Total reported: 219

#43 Greene County

  • Rate of major STDs: 352
  • Total reported: 153

#32 Rockland County

  • Rate of major STDs: 401
  • Total reported: 1,099

#30 Columbia County

  • Rate of major STDs: 411
  • Total reported: 229

#28 Ulster County

  • Rate of major STDs: 434
  • Total reported: 708

#20 Dutchess County

  • Rate of major STDs: 503
  • Total reported: 1,345

#18 Sullivan County

  • Rate of major STDs: 529
  • Total reported: 355

#17 Westchester County

  • Rate of major STDs: 538
  • Total reported: 4,626

#14 Orange County

  • Rate of major STDs: 578
  • Total reported: 1,887

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