With high gonorrhea rate Licking Co. offering free STD testing

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LICKING COUNTY, OH (WCMH)–  Licking County has one of the highest gonorrhea rates in central Ohio, according to health officials.

April is Sexual Transmitted Disease Awareness month and according to the Licking County Health Department, Licking County now has one of the highest rates of gonorrhea in the Central Ohio region.

Health officials say the only way to determine if someone has an STD is to be tested, and the Licking County Health Department officers free, confidential testing every Wednesday.

Appointments can be made by calling (740) 349-6535. For more information, please visit: www.lickingcohealth.org or visit: www.cdc.gov/std.

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