There are rising cases of sexually transmitted diseases in Allison Park, Pennsylvania. Chlamydia rate more specifically has been escalating dramatically putting residents at risk of contracting these bacterial infections.
According to the HIV/STI 2018 Surveillance report, the infection rates for chlamydia has jumped from 206 cases per 100,000 people in 1997 to 529 cases per 100,000 people. The prevalence rate in women is 566.4 while that of men is 316.7 while the states rate is 444.7 which is quite higher than average for females.
Blacks or African American people, Native Hawaiians and Hispanic people have been greatly impacted with 1,436.7, 1,239.7 and 539.1 respectively. The national rate for chlamydia in 2018 was 497.3 cases per 100,000.
Pennsylvania State Department of Health has put in place public health measures that will not only educate the public but also bring screening and treatment closer at community level. There are programs that are subsided to ensure all people have access to quality health care
STD testing services include the conventional HIV blood test, lab tests for various STDs, HPV vaccination and partner drug packages to avoid re-infection. Allies for Health + Wellbeing situated on 5913 Penn 2nd floor in Pittsburgh, Persad Center Health Incorporated on Butler street 5301 Pittsburgh and Allegheny Health Network along 1307 federal street address B10 are the available options.
Even though local clinics might offer free STD testing services, some of these centers might not test all STDs or they may not release the results immediately. In addition, the clinics might need you to meet the criteria of eligibility such as prove of residency and household income to qualify for their services.