Risky activities in Alaska include summiting Denali, braving bear country and, well, having sex. While Alaskans are outfitted with the best gear for outdoor endeavors, some seem to forget what to pack for the indoor activities.
When it comes to sexually transmitted infections, Alaska is in the midst of outbreaks and upticks, according to recent bulletins from the Division of Public Health. Numbers are on the rise for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV.
Susan Jones, HIV/STD manager for the epidemiology section of the division, said there’s not one cause across the board.