Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), also known as Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), are spread from person to person via sexual contact and they can have serious health consequences. STDs can be prevented with condom use and are treatable with early diagnosis and medical attention.
The number of cases of STDs in Polk County is concerning. The rates have been increasing in past years to rates significantly higher than those found in Iowa. The most common STDs seen in Polk County are Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis. The following 5-year reports contain information about prevalence of cases and rates among Polk County residents, including race/ethnicity, age and sex data.
2015-2019 STD Cases
- Chlamydia 2015-2019 Polk County Report
- Gonorrhea 2015-2019 Polk County Report
- Syphilis 2015-2019 Polk County Report
2015-2019 STD Reinfections