April is National Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month, and more than a dozen locations in Southwest Florida are offering free STD and HIV testing.
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Miami and Fort Lauderdale have the highest rates for metropolitan statistical areas in the country – with 47 and 40 cases per 100,000 people respectively. The Orlando-Kissimee area is ranked sixth in the nation, and Jacksonville also makes the top 10 at No. 9.
Two years before, the same surveillance report ranked the Cape Coral-Fort Myers region 16th in the U.S. – with 19 cases per 100,000 people.