Milwaukee cuts back testing of sexually transmitted infections
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.