A new study looked at each of the 50 states data on infections of major STDs like chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. This data was used to determine which states were the safest and worst when it comes to those infections and diseases.

When it's all broken down, New York ranked among the worst.

The lowest scoring states in the study were called the "best states" or safest. The highest scoring states were dubbed the "worst states."

New York was ranked 9 on the worst list thanks in part to being nationally:

  • 7th for syphilis
  • 11th for chlamydia
  • 16th for gonorrhea

In comparison, the 'best state' was West Virginia who was:

  • 41st for gonorrhea
  • 48th for chlamydia
  • 49th for syphilis

Here's the Top 10 'Best States'

  1. West Virginia
  2. Maine
  3. Vermont
  4. Utah
  5. Wyoming
  6. Montana
  7. Idaho
  8. New Hampshire
  9. Nebraska
  10. Minnesota

And now the Top 10 'Worst States'

  1. Louisiana
  2. Mississippi (ranked first in chlamydia & gonorrhea)
  3. Georgia
  4. Alabama
  5. South Carolina
  6. Arkansas
  7. Illinois
  8. Texas
  9. New York
  10. North Carolina