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STDs are on the rise in Miami-Dade

 
Gena Barr, outreach coordinator for the University of Miami Health System's Division of Adolescent Medicine, demonstrates how she conducts a urine sample test that determines the presence of STDs. Barr, 39, has been working at the UM clinic since 2004. “I just wanted to help people in the community," she said, adding that the clinic, which primarily serves domestic abuse victims, gave her the opportunity.

Cases of chlamydia and syphilis have doubled in the last seven years, causing concern and speculation about the increase

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