Connecticut Department of Public Health said its #Leaveittous”
campaign is calling people to warn them of a potential STD exposure
after an anonymous partner of theirs has been diagnosed with a
sexually transmitted disease.
agency said the effort is being put forth to stem the five-year-high
to the STD Control Program Coordinator and deputy state
epidemiologist Dr. Lynn Sosa, people should not screen their calls
from the agency’s number. She understands how scary it can be to
talk about STDs with partners or to receive such a call from the
health department, but Sosa wanted people to understand that they are
there to assist them.
premise behind the public awareness campaign is to motivate people to
see their doctor and get tested. If they turn out to be positive, get
said the number of STDs being reported may be due to better tests.
Labs can actually detect a person with STD without them having any
physical symptoms. She said the health department is also getting
regular electronic reports, which allows them to keep track of the
Sosa said a rise in the STD numbers may also be behavior, as more people are using dating apps to find partners.