Study Shows Soaring STD Rates in Many Areas of New York City
December 11, 2012
A 2010 study of 181 ZIP codes in New York City examined the rates of HIV/AIDS, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and hepatitis B, which are sexually transmitted, and two infections -- hepatitis C and TB -- that are not sexually transmitted. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported that concurrent infections of STDs, hepatitis C, and TB plague many areas of the city.
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