STDs on the Rise in Southwest Florida

By Tamika Cody
Hello SWFL

A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control found that a record number of people are contracting chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Rates of sexually transmitted diseases in Southwest Florida are also on the rise.

“The rate of STDs in Collier County has been increasing for the past five years which is consistent with the state and national trends,” Collier County Florida Department of Health explained in an email.