Sangamon County ranks 7th highest in Illinois counties for STD rates

Sangamon County ranks 7th highest in Illinois counties for STD rates. (MGN Online)

Sexually transmitted disease rates continue to rise in Illinois, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Sangamon County ranks the 7th highest for chlamydia and gonorrhea among Illinois counties, as of 2017.

While curable with antibiotics, most cases of STDs go undiagnosed and untreated for years.

Doctors said the best way to prevent against STDs is to use protection and get tested.

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