Five Georgia cities have been listed in the top 100 most sexually diseased cities in the United States.
It's a sobering report on the state of sexually transmitted diseases.
Columbus ranks as the most sexually diseased city in Georgia. It ranks 40th nationally.
More than one person of every 100 in Columbus has a sexually transmitted disease.
The rankings use 2013 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that was compiled by rent-application.com.
The study reflects reports of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia. Herpes data is not collected. To normalize the data, rates were measured per 100,000 people, and cities with a significant amount of population were chosen. Rural counties weren't included.
Albany, Ga., places second in Georgia. It ranks 51st nationally.
Macon is a close third. It's 54th in the nation.
Augusta comes in fourth (57th nationally).
The fifth is Valdosta (87th nationally).