April is National STD Awareness Month

A press release from MCDH:

“Treat me right” this year’s theme for McHenry County Dept of Health

Woodstock, IL — McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in acknowledging April as the annual STD awareness month.

MCDH at the 2017 McHenry County Fair

According to 2016 statistics from the CDC, sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates are increasing.

Nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections occur every year.

That’s more than three times the population of Wisconsin and more than six times the population of Iowa.

Jan Engelking, RN, BSN, MSN, Communicable Disease Coordinator for MCDH, says, “According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, from 2015 to 2016 we saw an increase of 17% in McHenry County for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and early stage Syphilis.

For those diseases during the same time, the State experienced an 8% increase.”

“Treat me right” is this year’s theme.  Most STD infections can be easily treated and cured.

MCDH reminds residents that confidential STD diagnostic testing and treatment is available by appointment at our Crystal Lake and Woodstock locations.

Call MCDH at 815-334-4500 for more information or to schedule an appointment.  To learn more about STDs, visit the CDC www.cdc.gov/std.


April is National STD Awareness Month — 5 Comments

  1. Can We Have that County Board Member Donna Kurtz Tested for Rabies?

  2. TheRifelman, you are correct! Sex Education, in the Elementary Level creates an atmosphere of Recreational Sex is ok, Planned Parenthood has been part of that Curriculum . . . to help with their Business Plan for Junior High and High School Children needing help, without Parental Notification.

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