What are the STI test options in Bellevue,NE?
As reported by Sarpy County Department of Health, sexually active teenagers ages 15 to 19 and young people ages 20 to 24 are more vulnerable to HIV/STDs infections compared to older adults.
HIV Prevalence rates dwindled over the years as indicated by the health reports. By the year 2010, the prevalence rate of HIV cases was 81.7 per 100,000 persons.
A large number of Chlamydia cases has been a notable trend over the years. In fact, the rates of Chlamydia infection were three times higher compared to other STDs. The Chlamydia incidence rate in the year 2012 was the highest with 326.0 per 100,000 persons.
On the other hand, Gonorrhoea infections were moderate with a prevalence rate of 43.1 per 100,000 persons. The number of Gonorrhoea cases has been rising steadily over the years, especially in the male population.
STD/HIV infections have been declared to be an epidemic in most counties in Nebraska, Sarpy County being one of them. The increased awareness by the department of health has encouraged the partnership of health care providers and NGO’s to establish projects targeting high-risk groups like teenagers.
Planned Parenthood – Northwest Health Center and Bellevue Urgent Care are some of the medical centers in Bellevue city where you can access STD/HIV services.
Moreover, you may also consider booking an appointment in facilities like Douglas County Health Center or Hillcrest Health Services that are also in the area.
Free STD/HIV testing service may be provided in the health care facilities, but they are limited in number and results are mostly received in 1 or 2 weeks. Also, some might have inconvenient hours.
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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.