Milwaukee Health Department reminding public of high STD rate on National Condom Day

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58)  – Valentine's Day is also National Condom Day and the City of Milwaukee Health Department reminder citizens of the importance of condoms and testing for STDs. The reminder comes as Milwaukee has the highest rate of Gonorrhea in the nation and 4th highest for chlamydia.

The city of Milwaukee also accounts for nearly half of all new HIV cases in the state.

“Data indicates that half of all sexually active people will get an STI before the age of 25. Condom use is an effective and essential way to prevent the spread of STIs for sexually active individuals," said Angela Hagy, Director of Disease Control and Environmental Health for the City of Milwaukee Health Department.

The City of Milwaukee Health Department’s Keenan Health Center and Northwest Health Center offer free, confidential STI testing and counseling services.

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