STD testing by mail a good idea

February 27, 2011

Regarding your article on expanded testing for sexually transmitted diseases ("In-home kits aim to get those at risk to test for STDs," Feb. 22), using the mail to distribute such kits is a good idea. Many young people today are not practicing safe sex, yet parents often don't take their children to get tested because they are embarrassed, don't have time, or don't realize their kids may be infected.

Some young people think that if they don't have any symptoms they are not at risk. Hopkins has created a way for youth to get tested that will help educate young people about the dangers of STDs and prevent outbreaks from spreading

Clarita Fleming

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