What are the STI test options in Birmingham,AL?
The city of Birmingham ranks as the 36th most sexually diseased city in the nation. Current rate of disease incidence sits at 1,101 cases per 100,000 residents. This meant there were over 7,000 new STD cases diagnosed last year alone. This outpaces the state average of 1,000 cases per 100,000 residents.
Young adults are at the highest risk for contracting an STD.
Many STDs go untreated because they can often present without symptoms, meaning testing is the only sure way to know if one is infected. Local organizations and clinics are rising to the call of trying to decrease disease transmission and increase public health through spreading education and safer sex practices.
Free condoms can be procured at many locations. Measures like smartphone apps are being deployed to help increase knowledge and testing frequency.
Birmingham has many testing locations: Birmingham Health Care on 25th Street North, the Alabama Department of Public Health on 6th Avenue South, and the University of Alabama Birmingham has testing services on 20th Street South.
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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.