According to the 2017 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention STD Surveillance report, Louisiana stands as the state with the second-most cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea, and ranks first in primary, secondary and congenital syphilis cases. The CDC presented the Louisiana Department of Health with a $550,000 grant aimed at actions regarding congenital syphilis in Nov. 2017.
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Louisiana ranks first in the nation for syphilis rates and second for HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhea. How can the state work to lower these diagnosis rates?