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York City Launches Program to Combat Sexually Transmitted Disease

Abstract
The York City, Pa., Bureau of Health announced that, beginning January 28, it will offer free antibiotics through its new Expedited Partner Treatment (EPT) Program to partners of individuals infected with chlamydia or gonorrhea. Linda Otero, the Health Bureau’s disease intervention specialist, notes that while the reported cases always get treatment, the sex partners of the cases should be able to get treatment as well; otherwise, there is a risk for re-infection. The EPT Program will be available to both city and non-city residents, since city residents may have non-city partners and vice versa. The Health Bureau reported 540 cases of chlamydia and 292 cases of gonorrhea among York residents in 2012. Individuals who are contacts of documented chlamydia or gonorrhea cases may visit the Health Bureau’s Albert S. Weyer Health Center, located at 435 W. Philadelphia Street, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays for treatment. The center offers appointments through their number, (717) 849–2299, and accepts walk-in patients.
Source
http://www.pennlive.com
Date of Publication
01/24/2013
Author
Deb Kiner
Article Type
General media
Article Category
News Briefs

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