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Oklahoma already ranked among the highest in the country for sexually transmitted infections. The pandemic likely made it worse.
Episode 2234th May 2022 • StateImpact Oklahoma • OPMX
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The newest round of CDC numbers sound bad. No. 11 for chlamydia. No. 5 for gonorrhea. No. 4 for syphilis. these high rates — revealed in the CDC’s STI data for 2020 — aren’t new for Oklahoma. But local experts believe the pandemic worsened STI rates in much the same way that it worsened other health outcomes.