California: Juvenile Hall Detainees to Be Tested for STDs
December 11, 2002
Teenagers accused of committing crimes in Kern County, Calif., will be asked for a urine sample to test for STDs. The county has the state's third-highest rate of chlamydia and fourth-highest rate of gonorrhea. Both diseases are prevalent among 15- to 24-year-olds, said Dr. Boyce Dulan, director of disease control at the county Health Department. Those who test positive will be given free medication, officials said.
Los Angeles Times
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