In 2017, a total of 3,417 Montérégie residents were diagnosed with chlamydia, 529 with gonorrhea, 110 with infectious syphilis, and 133 with hepatitis C; there are also many others who have genital warts, herpes or HIV. These sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) are back with a vengeance, and because these infections spread like wildfire, the number of people with an STBBI continues to rise. Since many people don’t have any symptoms, they spread the infections to others without knowing it.
Not only are STBBIs widespread, they also have serious health consequences, which for some people can include infertility, cancer, chronic abdominal pain, infection of the newborn, and anxiety. This situation is approaching crisis levels, with these infections likely to affect even more people in the Montérégie region in the coming years. We are all responsible for reversing the trend. What will you do to contribute?
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