Proclaiming the Month of April In San Francisco As Sexually Transmitted Diseases Awareness Month (April 6, 1999)

WHEREAS, San Francisco is making a determined effort to reduce the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases among its citizens through prevention efforts and effective combinations of private and public sector health programs; and,

WHEREAS, despite these preventive and remedial measures, our City still has unacceptable high chlamydia and gonorrhea rates among teens, and has witnessed a reversal of downward trends among adults; and,

WHEREAS, all individuals, particularly those less than 25 years of age or those with new sexual partners, are urged to act and seek sexually transmitted disease screening since these infections are often unrecognized and undiagnosed; and,

WHEREAS, easy non-invasive screening and one-dose therapy of persons and their partners can immediately cure infection due to gonorrhea or chlamydia, and aid in the reduction and containment of sexually transmitted disease transmission, including HIV; and,

WHEREAS, all concerned individuals are encouraged to become familiar with the drop in, low cost or free sexually transmitted disease services provided by the City Clinic at 356 7th Street, or can call the Clinic at 487-5500; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED that the San Francisco Health Commission declares April as Sexually Transmitted Diseases Awareness Month in San Francisco.

I hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was adopted by the Health Commission at its meeting of Tuesday, April 6, 1999.

Sandy Ouye Mori, Executive Secretary to the Health Commission