MADISON (WKOW) -- There are an alarming number of people in Dane County who have a sexually transmitted infection and public health officials are hoping a new program will help prevent the spread of disease.
Health experts say one in two sexually active young people will get a sexually transmitted infection, known as an STI, by age 25. That includes infections like the human papillomavirus, or HPV, which can lead to some types of cancer.
Public Health Madison and Dane County officials say about 2,000 cases of STI are reported every year. Those numbers aren't going down.
The agency is offering free STI testing for those who are less likely to seek help.
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