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Rising Alberta STD rates good news, experts say

The rising rates of some common sexually transmitted diseases in Alberta may be good news according to health experts.

Rising rates of sexually transmitted diseases may mean more people getting tested

Alberta STD rates rise sharply

10 years ago
Duration 1:29
Rising rates may mean more people being tested, reports CBC's Matthew Kupfer

The rising rates of some common sexually transmitted diseases in Alberta may be good news according to health experts.

Recent statistics show the rates for chlamydia are higher than they've been in five years, while rates of gonorrhea are up 60 per cent over last year.

But as Matthew Kupfer reports in the video, health experts say the numbers may mean more people are getting tested.

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