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STDs More Common Among Young People, Oklahoma Health Department Says

April 20, 2011

Nearly half of all Oklahomans newly diagnosed with an STD are age 24 or younger, the State Department of Health reports. In 2009, more than 15,000 state residents were diagnosed with chlamydia, accounting for nearly three-fourths of Oklahoma's STD cases, according to CDC. About 4,600 people had gonorrhea, and 260 had early-stage syphilis. County health departments offer testing for these and other STDs. For testing in the Tulsa area, visit the Tulsa County Health Department's walk-in clinic at 4616 E. 15th St.; telephone 918-595-4104.

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Adapted from:
Tulsa World
04.19.2011; Shannon Muchmore


  
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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.
 
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