What are the STI test options in Blue Springs,MO?
In Jackson County, there has been a rising trend in the number of reported std cases. In 2013, there was a total of 623 reported cases, which increased to 780 in 2014, then continued to rise to a total of 889 and 890 in the years 2015 and 2016, respectively.
The statistics appeared to spiral downward to only 810 reported cases in 2017.
HIV rates were significantly lower than chlamydia every year. In 2013, there were only 12 reported cases of HIV which jumped significantly to 20 in 2014. The following year there were only 13 reported cases, with 7 in 2016. In 2017, HIV rates appeared to have dipped below the initial level at only 11.
Hepatitis A, B, and C also appear to have extremely low rates across the years.
Although rates for stds have declined in recent years, health officials in Blue Springs are still encouraging residents within the area to get tested. Safety measures are still strongly advised in an effort to maintain lower STD rates for public health reasons.
There are options available for those who wish to seek care and take preventative measures.
Clinics within the region may offer free std testing, and some may have the option of a sliding scale fee for those who qualify. Medicare and Medicaid should also be accepted.
Places such as the Jackson County Health Department and Planned Parenthood offer std testing and may even offer the option of std education. Case management services could be an option for those who test positive.
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