Health Department seeking funds from City Council for STD Clinic

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Updated: 6/22/2013 11:40 pm

Lubbock's city council could be asked soon to give the health department an infusion of funding. Health board members on Friday discussed options to make up the difference from a reduction in state grants to the STD clinic.

Board member Dr. Anne Epstein said the clinic's services are crucial since Lubbock has one of the highest STD case rates in the state.

"The funding will be about $90,000 short of what it was last year. The service the STD clinic provides is vital because the major people who are hit by this epidemic are our younge people, 15 to 24-year-olds," Epstein said.

Dr. Epstein said the health department STD clinic should also add an educator position to promote prevention efforts.

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fwjsfj - 6/23/2013 4:23 PM
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Why should we the tax payers have to pay for people who have a problem keeping thier things in thier britches. In other words hell no we don't want to pay for these people to go out and have random sex!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Liberty Seeker - 6/23/2013 12:11 AM
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I have no objection to city council members sending funds to the clinic, as long as the funds are from the council member's personal accounts. The story claims that they want funds from the city council [as opposed to the taxpayer's treasury]. After all, the mayor and other members behind the council bench molest the checkbooks of the public, subsequently are responsible for spreading STDs [Just like the married LPD detective that was in one of my properties between Midnight and 3AM with his former girlfriend. I guess the politically correct term for the encounter is Criminal Conversation. He may have spread an STD while his wife was out of town in September 2012. Needless to say, his ex is no longer a tenant of mine. If E.H. resigns immediately, the city can hire a minimum wage security guard to occasionally imply that law abiding citizens are terroristic threats, and the rest of the first year's salary difference can go to the STD clinic. Everyone, except for the corrupt cop, wins.
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