Study: STD prevention program lowers risk of disease

08/25/2004 | Reuters

Programs to raise awareness on the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases among minority women who are at a heightened risk for STDs appear to pay off. A study shows women who attended small-group meetings on STD prevention had lower rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia for two years afterward, and during the study, women in the program were more than one-third less likely to be infected than women who were not in the program.

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