Florida STD Rates: Best And Worst Counties For Gonorrhea, Chlamydia And Syphilis (PHOTOS)

Venereal disease?
Venereal disease?

Wrap it up, Sunshine Staters!

Statistics from the Florida Department of Health show which of the state's 67 counties have had the most and least number of new cases of sexually transmitted diseases gonorrhea, chlamydia, and infectious syphilis over the three-year-period between 2009 and 2011.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, eight of the 10 counties with the highest rates of infection contain or are located near large public universities (prompting some people to suggest we're a "football state with an STD problem").

How big is the difference? The worst county sees more than seven times the percentage of STDs than the lowest.

Check out the counties with the lowest and highest rates below -- and see where South Florida's largest three counties rank, too:

67. Charlotte

Florida STDs By County

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