Mil­wau­kee cuts back test­ing of sex­u­ally trans­mit­ted in­fec­tions

The Arizona Republic - - USA TODAY -

Mil­wau­kee has dra­mat­i­cally scaled back test­ing for sex­u­ally trans­mit­ted in­fec­tions de­spite hav­ing some of the worst STI rates in the na­tion.

Un­der a di­rec­tive from in­terim Health Com­mis­sioner Pa­tri­cia McManus, nurses can no longer per­form a wide range of tests at city health clin­ics. McManus did not re­spond to re­quests for an in­ter­view.

McManus’ di­rec­tive forced the clo­sure Wed­nes­day of Keenan Sex­ual Health Clinic, the only city-run clinic that pro­vides free test­ing for HIV and other sex­u­ally trans­mit­ted diseases.

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