Noted Evangelical preacher and faith leader Franklin Graham linked an uptick in sexually transmitted infections like gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis to extramarital sex and homosexuality.
Donovanosis causes beefy, red blisters that bleed easily to appear on the genitals.
"It's yet another good reason to pack the condoms for the summer holidays—and actually use them," one doctor said.
The state has the second-highest rates of gonorrhea in the country after Mississippi.
If left untreated, syphilis can cause serious health conditions, including blindness and neurological disorders that can result in death.
In two of the suspected cases, the women's only known risk factor was sexual contact with an infected male partner.
The risk for HIV transmission through blood transfusion is incredibly small.