Sarah Stoesz, President/CEO of Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota offered her voice on the STD problem in South Dakota, noted the 2013 South Dakota STD Report which we released today, and mentioned our Free STD Testing Day in Argus Leader’s My Voice column on Saturday.
“It’s especially concerning that the rates of Chlamydia continue to rise, because this often silent infection can wreak havoc on someone’s life. Chlamydia is the most commonly reported infectious disease in South Dakota, and the rates have more than doubled over the past 12 years---especially among young people and people of color.”
Don’t forget---our Free STD Testing Day is finally here! We will be offering FREE Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and rapid HIV tests on a walk-in basis at our clinics in Sioux Falls and Rapid City.
Sioux Falls Free STD Testing Day
June 18, 2013
10:00 AM CDT - 4:30 PM CDT
6511 West 41st Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Rapid City Free STD Testing Day
June 18, 2013
10:00 AM MDT - 2:00 PM MDT
619 Mountain View Road
Rapid City, SD 57702
As Sarah offered in the Argus Leader, “If Planned Parenthood’s testing day helps even a small handfull of South Dakotans walk away with a clean bill of health and information that will help them stay healthy--then that’s a step in the right direction.”
The 2013 South Dakota STD Report is now out and can be found here. We hope you will take a few minutes to read it to see how big this problem really is and what we are suggesting to do in order to achieve a healthier South Dakota.