What are the STI test options in Bozeman,MT?
Montana health officials are concerned about the rise in STD rates over the past decade, especially gonorrhea and syphilis, the former of which was at a historic low in 2009 and the latter of which was thought to be nearly eradicated.
Gonorrhea, in particular, poses a public health threat because it is becoming resistant to the only medicine we have left to treat it. So now the emphasis must be on prevention over treatment. Syphilis is treatable, but it can lead to serious, irreversible problems if not caught early. All sexually active people must get tested regularly.
In 2016, the rate of gonorrhea in Gallatin County was 31.8 per 100K people, well under Montana’s rate of 83.9. The chlamydia and (primary and secondary) syphilis rates were 518.2 and 4.
In 2015, Gallatin County’s HIV prevalence rate was 54 per 100K people.
While PrEP and PEP are available to reduce the risk of spreading HIV, those taking those medications should not let down their guard and stop using protection. Other STIs such as syphilis can still be passed on.
There are only a few STD-testing clinics in Bozeman, but you should be able to find help, including free STD testing for teens and a charitable clinic that provides free testing for HIV only. Bridgercare on 14th Ave offers STI testing and treatment on a sliding fee scale (bring proof of your income).
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