It might be steamy but don't sprinkle Old Bay on it…
“According to the CDC, Maryland ranked 7th in the U.S. in 2010 for syphilis, with 5.9 cases
reported per 100,000 population, compared to the U.S. rate of 4.5. Maryland ranked 14th in the U.S. for Chlamydia, with 459.6 cases per 100,000 population, compared to the national rate of 426. Maryland has also seen an increase in the number of gonorrhea cases, especially troubling because gonorrhea is becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics.
During 2010, Maryland ranked 11th in the U.S. for gonorrhea, with 7,413 Marylanders diagnosed with gonorrhea – a 16 percent increase from 2009.”
To learn more about STIs in Maryland or to find a testing site near you, please go to
http://ideha.dhmh.maryland.gov/OIDPCS/CSTIP/ or call 410-767-6690.