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>>> state health department trying to stop an increase in sexually-transmitted diseases.
Cases are spiking state wide and alexandria savage is live at mount pleasant with what you can do for free to make sure you have a clean bill of health.
>> alexandria savage: good morning.
Only at dhec locations you can get a free screening for stds by showing up to a location here like this one at mount pleasant.
It is a quick lead test as part of national std awareness month.
Dhec officials say you don't have to have insurance.
This will help identify hiv, hepatitis, syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia all in an effort to stop the spread of diseases.
Knowing your status is priceless.
>> those who have insurance often times often display co-pay.
It's a great savings regardless because there is no cost.
The information you received from the testing is invaluable.
>> alexandria savage: you can come too many local departments and show up between 8:30 a.m.
And 5:00 p.m.
According to the cdc, 17 alone, more than 2 million people cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea and syphilis were reported nationally and that has increased since we 13.
There are other locations in the low country that offer free testing year round.this is a one day only event.
Officials say there are about four of these events per year.
Give yourself extra time because there could be await even though there will be extra staff at