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Chlamydia, syphilis rates increase in Canada (Dr. Julio Montaner, BC-CfE)

The number of sexually transmitted infections is rising in Canada, despite huge advances made in the fight against HIV/AIDS. (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock / CBC News.)
The number of sexually transmitted infections is rising in Canada, despite huge advances made in the fight against HIV/AIDS. (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock / CBC News.)

Sexual health experts say infections like chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are on the rise in Canada and around the world — and they say declining condom use is partly to blame.

The topic is one of many that will be discussed at the STI & HIV World Congress in Vancouver this week.

Dr. Julio Montaner, executive director of the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), credits B.C.’s aggressive fight against the disease.

Read the full story on CBC News.

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