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Perspectives: STD Awareness

Regan McCarthy and five guests standing in FM Lobby

The month of April is STD awareness month. The rate of sexually transmitted diseases is raising alarms in Leon County where the number of syphilis cases jumped by 134 percent from 2017 to 2018. In response officials launched the Leon County Syphilis Prevention Coalition this month.

Joining the conversation are:

Claudia Blackburn – The Health Officer for the Department of Health in Leon County

James Easton—HIV/AIDS Program coordinator

Dale Harrison—STD Program Manager

Jane Johnson—With the Tallahassee Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls

Alan Cox—Assistant Superintendent of schools in Leon County