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ANCHORAGE - Alaska village teens who might be too embarrassed to talk about sexual diseases at a local clinic will be able to go online to order condoms or home-testing kits for chlamydia and gonorrhea.
New Web site for rural Alaska teens with STDs 120909 NEWS 9 Capital City Weekly ANCHORAGE - Alaska village teens who might be too embarrassed to talk about sexual diseases at a local clinic will be able to go online to order condoms or home-testing kits for chlamydia and gonorrhea.
Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Story last updated at 12/9/2009 - 11:49 am

New Web site for rural Alaska teens with STDs

ANCHORAGE - Alaska village teens who might be too embarrassed to talk about sexual diseases at a local clinic will be able to go online to order condoms or home-testing kits for chlamydia and gonorrhea.

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is launching a Web site, www.iknowmine.org, to provide information and services.

The Anchorage Daily News reports it's a new way to reach teens in remote locations.

Program coordinator Jessica Leston says the consortium is working with Johns Hopkins University, which will analyze swabs from home-testing kits.

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reports the state has had the nation's highest or second-highest rate of chlamydia since 2000.


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