What are the STI test options in Ames,IA?
Located in central Iowa, about 30 miles north of Des Moines, Ames is well-known for being home to Iowa State University (ISU). County reports coming from the Ames area include alarming high and still rising rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Health officials in Story County hope all sexually active adults practice safer sex and participate in regular health screenings.
There is some good news, in 2015, 58 out of every 100,000 people in Story County were reportedly living with HIV—a lower rate than that of every other county surrounding Ames.
Story County also reported a lower than ever rate of primary and secondary syphilis cases for 2014. The Health Department thinks this is thanks to better sex education and increased early testing and treatments. For chlamydia, the rate in Story County was 82 per 100,000 people. With gonorrhea’s rate being 31 for every 100K that same year.
To get tested in the Ames area, consider these affordable locations. There is a Planned Parenthood over on Chamberlain Street. They offer STI testing for the following: chlamydia, bacterial vaginosis (BV), gonorrhea, genital warts, herpes, HIV (testing only), syphilis, and trichomoniasis. You can even book your confidential appointment online. Another option available for STD testing is Primary Health Care – Ames Medical on Lincoln Way. You can call Obria Medical Clinics to see if you qualify for STI screening at no cost. Also, if you’re a student at ISU, keep an eye on your campus calendar (especially during STD awareness month) for free STD testing.
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