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In response to rising infections, groups offer STD testing

In response to rising infections, groups offer STD testing

The rates of three STDs — chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis — have been climbing steadily in Central Florida for the past two decades, while Orange County reported the third-highest number of HIV cases in 2014 and the state leads the nation in the number of newly diagnosed HIV cases. Along with the rise is a greater need for STD testing. "Almost every single day, we have people coming to our HIV testing room, getting tested for HIV and asking where they can get tested for sexually transmitted illnesses," said Lindsay Kincaide, the HIV-program coordinator at the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida For the first time, The Center is offering free chlamydia,...

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