Illinois: STD Report Reveals Disturbing Numbers
February 10, 2009
Illinois' STD burden, as detailed in CDC's annual report on the diseases, has been fairly consistent in recent years, according to Dr. Will Wong, medical director of the STD/HIV program for the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH).
Wong said that despite greatly reduced federal funding, CDPH continues to target STDs through various awareness-building campaigns that focus public attention on sexual health. In addition, the department maintains five STD clinics offering confidential care. The public can help, Wong said, by becoming more aware of STDs and taking part in community-based programs to prevent their spread.
Windy City Times (Chicago)
02.04.2009; Paul Marinkovich
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.