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OKLAHOMA: Comanche Co. STD Rates Soaring




 

KSWO.com (Lawton, Okla.) (01.23.2014) Aids Weekly Plus

KSWO.com reported that Oklahoma’s 2012 Department of Health statistics showed Comanche County was number one in reported cases of chlamydia within the state, with individuals ages 15–19 representing the second highest rate of STDs in the county. Comanche County Health Department Health Educator Janet New said that efforts to halt the spread of STDs and raise awareness include adding evidence-based education into the school system. The health department also is supplying condoms to local tattoo shops, bars, and barber shops as part of prevention efforts.



 


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