State announces service to call people if they've been exposed to STDs

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The state is promoting a confidential service that will call a person's partner if they get diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease.

A local health director says there has been a spike in STDs across the state, especially with people under 30 years old.

Since calling partners who may have been exposed can feel awkward, state officials are offering to make the call for them.

The Leave it to Us campaign encourages people to use the free and confidential service if they are diagnosed with an illness like syphilis or chlamydia.

The state released a video this week promoting the idea on YouTube.

 

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