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October 21, 2014, 4:35 pm
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STDs On The Rise In Illinois

State health officials are warning of an increase in the number of sexually transmitted disease cases around the state over the last several years. 


Gonorrhea and Chlamydia cases were up 15% statewide between 2010 and 2012… while cases of syphilis soared 82%.  The most at-risk group for STDs are those between the ages of 15 and 24.  And the state public health department says people can often have… and spread… the diseases without even realizing it. 


They are urging sexually active adults to talk to their doctor and get tested for STDs.

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