STDs on the rise in Bexar County, Metro Health says

SAN ANTONIO - According to a report from Metro Health, rates of sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise across the nation, and the same can be said for Bexar County.

The rate of HIV raised 8 percent from 2014 to 2015, Chlamydia increased 15 percent, and Gonorrhea increased by 22 percent, the report said. The report also states that the STD rate in San Antonio is higher than the state average.

Although the report notes that the cause of the increase in cases could be because of an increase in testing.

The only STD that the report says has decreased in Bexar County is primary and secondary syphilis, with rates declining by three percent in 2015.

For more information on STDs from Metro Health, visit their official website here.

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