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STD Numbers Escalating for 14- to 24- Year-Olds in Will County, Ill.

February 7, 2013

February is National Condom Month and, according to Lyyti Dudczyk, program manager of STD/HIV services at the Will County Health Department in Illinois, a good time to address the issue that teens and young adults between the ages of 14 and 25 are the fastest growing demographic for contracting sexually transmitted diseases in the United States. CDC statistics show that while teenage pregnancy remains problematic, it has been steadily declining throughout the past decade; STD diagnoses among this age group, however, continue to rise. During 2011, individuals aged 15 to 24 made up 73 percent of all

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