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Public Health Faculty Scholar looks for solutions to the St. Louis STI problem


St. Louis’ sexually transmitted infection rates are very concerning…It is time for us in the public health community to recognize that what we’re doing isn’t enough and find better ways to get people the services that they need.

Hilary Reno, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and public health faculty scholar

STI specialist, Hilary Reno, MD, PhD, a professor in WashU’s Division of Infectious Diseases and a public health faculty scholar, is principal investigator on a five-year, $2.5 million CDC grant to help expand access to comprehensive sexual health services. The grant will help fund expanded STI treatment in North St. Louis County at low to no cost, an area which has historically had minimal access to sexual health care.