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STD's may join HIV as notifiable diseases

Fri 30 May 2003 In: New Zealand Daily News

The Health Ministry is considering making common STDs such as chlamydia and genital warts notifiable diseases, joining a list which includes HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. But the Family Planning Association is concerned that enforced declaration could lead to people avoiding tests and treatment. Gay men and young people have traditionally suffered higher infection rates than the general population. Submissions for the paper, which is also reviewing the status of HIV, AIDS, and Hepatitis C, close on June 30.    

Credit: News Staff

First published: Friday, 30th May 2003 - 12:00pm

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