What are the STI test options in Asheville,NC?
North Carolina has one of the highest STD rates in the US, and Buncombe County follows that trend. In 2017, Buncombe County had 1,102 chlamydia cases, 452 gonorrhea cases, and 22 new HIV diagnoses. At the end of 2016, there were 874 people with HIV living in Buncombe.
As in the rest of the country, young people have the highest STD rates. One big problem is the prevalence of congenital syphilis.
Unfortunately, there are very few STD-testing clinics in Asheville, but there are options available to help you. There is free STD testing at the county level, but keep in mind that public clinics often have long waits, increasing the likelihood that someone will see you there. Planned Parenthood is located on McDowell St, and they provide testing, diagnosis, and treatment of most STDs. You can also get an HPV vaccine there and learn more about preventing STDs.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.