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The Silent Spread of STDs During the Pandemic

The Silent Spread of STDs During the Pandemic

COVID-19, HEALTH, PEOPLE, STDs
A woman holds bottles of daily anti-retroviral drugs and vitamin supplements as her husband and son look on in their one-room home on the outskirts of Botswana'a capital Gaborone, on November 27, 2006 REUTERS/Joan Sullivan Before the arrival of COVID-19, just around the corner from some of the trendiest restaurants in downtown Philadelphia at a clinic at the Mazzoni Center, hundreds of people got screening and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases each week. People would stop by for condoms and the waiting room was often filled with 20 people or more. The pandemic changed everything. "We don't even have a waiting room anymore," said Eric Paulukonis, the health center's director of prevention services. The center sees around 12 people a day now to keep patients and staff safe, ...
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