Canada: Ottawa's STD Rate Highest in 10 Years
January 31, 2011
STDs in Ottawa are at their highest levels since 2000, and the situation is particularly bad among young adults, according to Dr. Isra Levy, medical officer of health with Ottawa Public Health.
"Where people have access to drugs that can treat HIV ... there's been a cultural shift to less-safe sex, more partners, and nonuse of condoms," Levy told the council, which will become the new Ottawa Board of Health once its membership is finalized. "People take risks in their sexual practice. We know that."
01.28.2011; Joanne Chianello
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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