WPR News
9:06 am
Mon August 14, 2006

Sexually Transmitted Disease Cases Increase

Laramie, WY – Wyoming health officals warn that a surge in sexually transmitted diseases may be linked to methamphetamine use.

State STD and hepatitis coordinator Greg Welch says the state is on pace to see a 25 percent increase in Chlamydia cases alone. He blames part of the increase on methamphetamine use because the drug can lead to risky sexual behavior. Welch adds that many of these cases involve people who have had sex with multiple partners and may not know that they have a disease.