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Removing the stigma: CDC wants you to talk about sex as STIs continue to surge in B.C. (BC Centre for HIV)

Social changes, increases testing all contribute to higher STI rates (Photo Credit: Dreamstime Photo)
Social changes, increases testing all contribute to higher STI rates (Photo Credit: Dreamstime Photo)

B.C.’s health officials are warning people to stay protected during sex, as sexually transmitted infection rates continue to rise.

The warning comes on World Sexual Health Day as rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis surge in B.C.

”The trend seeing in B.C. is similar to other provinces and other countries,” said Mark Gilbert, the medical director of clinical prevention services at the BC Centre for Disease Control.

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