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A Disease Caused by Sex

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(before 2003)

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When people have sex together, they can share things. The fluids from the body can pass from one person to the other. These fluids can contain different things.

Some things that can be shared are germs. Some germs can cause disease and make people sick. These germs can turn into an infection. They can cause a lot of problems for men and women for a long time.

A government person says that a certain kind of germ is being spread very quickly. It is an infection that can cause a person to have health problems later in their life. The government wants to warn people about it.

A lot of young people are found to have this infection. Many of these people are young women. The government wants to tell these women about the disease.

The government will test people for this disease. They will do it so no one else finds out. They will tell people how to get rid of the disease. They will also tell them how to avoid getting it.

(This was adapted from an original story provided by News10 KXTV Sacramento.)

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