The thing about those headlines, though, is that many of them are talking about the country as a whole — presenting what might well be a skewed picture of the actual disease risk where you live. Looking at the STI rates across different states provides a much more accurate idea of the odds. The maps below display infection numbers for syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and HIV around the country; the numbers are per 100,000 people.
Hover over any state to see its rate for each disease. And, just in case you're feeling curious, here's a handy guide to everything you need to know about STIs. (Hypochondriacs should probably refrain from clicking.)