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STD Rates on the Rise: Test • Talk • Treat • Prevent

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Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) may be difficult to talk about, but if left untreated, they can cause serious health problems. According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the diagnosis of STDs is on the rise in the United States. Between 2013 and 2017, CDC data shows combined diagnosis rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have increased by 31 percent.

With the official start of summer just around the corner, all Floridians and visitors are thinking about fun activities that include being outdoors in our great state! This National Barbecue Month, plan family get-togethers, work luncheons or some quality time with friends while also remembering to practice grill safety.

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