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Syphilis, HIV, chlamydia rates up in South Dakota

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PIERRE (AP) — Figures through April 2014 indicate that rates of some sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in South Dakota.

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State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says syphilis rates haven't been this high since the 1970s. He adds that HIV rates are reaching levels not seen since the 1980s.

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