In Jackson County, the year 2018 recorded 240 new HIV infection cases at a rate of 132 per 100,000 populations. This was a rise in new infections from the previous year 2017 which had 155 cases at a rate of 88 per 100,000 population.
Jackson County experienced a reduction in Chlamydia cases in 2011 which had 209 new cases infections with a rate of 1657 per 100,000 population from 239 new infection cases in 2010 at a rate of 1952 per 100,000 population.
In 2012, new Gonorrhea cases among youths between 20 to 24 years were 15 which were represented by a rate of 117.6 per 100,000 persons. A year later, in 2013, the cases rose up to 50 new cases at a rate of 393.7 per 100,000 individuals.
There were no recently developed cases reported for Syphilis in 2014. However, 2013 had 1 new infection case at a rate of 8.1 per 100,000 population.
Health Promotion Programs under the Jackson County Health Department promote effective HIV and STD prevention strategies by promoting healthy behaviors and advocating for monogamy sexual relationships. Additionally, the County Health Department has an Expedited Partner Therapy which administers treatment prescriptions for partners exposed to the infections without disclosing their names. Furthermore, HIV Alliance Clinic has a syringe exchange program which aims at stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS among injection drug users.
Jackson County is surrounded by a variety of STD testing clinics which may include HIV Alliance Clinic, Jackson County Health Clinic, and Harm Reduction Centre Clinic. Some of the clinics may offer free STD testing and screening services. However, walk-ins options may not be available. You might also have to pass strict eligibility tests.