Health Department reminds public to be safe this Valentine's Day

LAREDO,Texas(KGNS)- With Valentine's Day also comes the spread of love and affection, but the City of Laredo Health Department would like to remind you to be cautious and take care of your health.

They are alerting the public of the prevalence of STDs among our community.

Dr. Hector Gonzalez with the City of Laredo says although some STD cases have decreased, others have had a sudden increase, which is why it's important to get educated and informed before becoming sexually active.

If you would like to know more on ways to prevent STDs, you can contact the Health Department at 795-4900.