There was a notable trend in the increase of HIV infections from 18 at a prevalence rate of 42 in 2014 to 37 at a rate of 85 per 100,000 persons in 2018.
Chlamydia infections in Bartlesville city were frequently identified among the female population than in the male population. There was an increment in the infections from 138 at a rate of 265.7 in 2014 to 214 at a rate of 410.9 at the end of 2016.
A nearly double increment of Gonorrhoea infections was noted over the three year period. The infections multiplied from 26 at a rate of 50.1 in 2014 to 60 at a rate of 115.2 in 2016.
The Washington County Department of Health has taken steps in empowering the female population since they noticed that they may be more vulnerable to many STI infections like Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. The female empowerment initiative objective is to address the infections among women by ensuring gender equality and championing for women rights even when it comes to access to STD testing and treatment services.
Residents may consider visiting health care facilities in the city such as St. John Clinic Urgent Care Bartlesville and Planned Parenthood – Midtown Health Center: Family Practice for immediate STD/HIV testing or for specialized sexual health services. They may also opt for Jane Phillips Medical Center and St. John Clinic for sexual health services.
If you are fortunate to get health care facilities offering free STD/HIV services you may be considered only if you have no insurance or are unemployed. Furthermore, you may still have to undergo a strict eligibility vetting session.