St. Louis is now the STD capital of the U.S.
According to an annual report from the Centers for Disease Control, the city tops the list for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea cases per capita.
Experts at Washington University say the report only includes data from the city and not the entire metro. When you do that, it's much lower on the list.
"It's disheartening that we're still at the top of the list, but I think there's an opportunity for us to work together with city, county and state officials as well as a number of private health organizations to develop an effective coordinated effort and I'm guardedly optimistic that next year we'll see the rates coming down a little bit," said Bradley Stoner, an infectious disease specialist.
The CDC report says there were more cases of STDs in the U.S. last year than ever before. Experts are unsure if that's a true rise or if more people are getting tested and treated.