STD Awareness Month in April

April 2, 2010 3:31:08 PM PDT
April is STD Awareness Month, and Illinois health officials are urging residents who are sexually active to talk with a health care professional and get tested for sexually transmitted diseases.In 2008, Illinois ranked eighth in the nation for the rate of gonorrhea cases and ninth for the rate of chlamydia cases.

However, people can reduce their risk through abstinence, or by reducing their number of sex partners, and using condoms.