Lots of folks have been talking about how great RVA is – we’re a top place to travel according to Travel & Leisure Mag – but let your friends know they should wrap it up if their planning on trying some of the town’s more intimate local flavors.
According to the most recent data (2012) from Health Indicators Warehouse, Richmond is the 5th most STI infected (both gonorrhea and chlamydia)county in the US, behind Hinds County, MS, and ahead of Bell County, TX.
The number one slot belongs to St. Louis City, MO.
According to HIVPlus, there’s a coalition between the lack of formalized, nationwide sex education in the U.S. and an increased rate where sex education is less stressed – in the South and South East US.
“Despite numerous studies refuting the effectiveness of abstinence-only sex education, many states still adopt it (if they adopt sex education at all),” reads the post. “Even in many states that do have sex education programs, the education is not necessarily required to be medically accurate, according to the Guttmacher Institute.”
Keep in mind, the data is four-years-old, but it’s still something to keep in mind when you go out on the weekends… or week nights… or the middle of the afternoon. Whenever ya’ll are using Tindr, just wrap that shit up.
And newer data shows a slight uptick in cases either way: