Sexually transmitted diseases on the rise

Collier, Roger
August 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/12/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 4, p316
Academic Journal
The article reports on the skyrocketing rates of sexually transmitted diseases which includes gonorrhea and chlamydia among young people in the province of Alberta. After releasing the figures indicating the rise of sexually transmitted diseases, the province launched a $2 million campaign to combat the disease which encourages the use of condom and regular testing for the diseases. In 2007, reports show that incidents of gonorrhea rates increased from 130 to 208 per 100 000 in females, while chlamydia incidents in males increased by 25%. According to Ameeta Singh, Alberta Health and Wellness infectious disease consultant, there has been a rise in unsafe-sex practices since the AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) era because the prevention measures have fallen off.


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