A new bill from Lincoln State Senator Amanda Mcgill aims to lower the sexually transmitted disease rate in Nebraska. She says S-T-D’s have reached epidemic proportions in Douglas County and the disease rate is very high in Lancaster county as well. Her Bill presented to the Health and Human services committee, allows doctors to treat the partners of those infected with an S-T-D.
“Even if a person might suspect they are infected, many are (afraid to seek treatment) or do not have the means to seek treatment. Obtaining a personal exam is still the preferred option for STD treatment.”
Mcgill says if a partner refuses to see a doctor, this would allow the doctor to prescribe antibiotics to them, to help prevent the spread of the diseases.