What are the STI test options in Bristol,TN?
Sullivan County Department of Health noted a slight reduction of HIV infections over the last 5 years. The infections dropped from 123 at a rate of 92 in 2014 to 121 at a rate of 90 in 2018.
The number of Chlamydia infections nearly doubled over the last 5 years with the number increasing from 389 at a rate of 248.5 in 2013 to reach 434 at a rate of 276.2 in 2017.
On the contrary, Gonorrhea infections plummeted over the last 5 years from 84 at a rate of 53.7 in 2013 to reach a low of cases at a rate of 48.4 in 2017.
The number of Syphilis infections rose steadily over the years with the infections being higher in men who have sex with men. 6 syphilis infections at a rate of 3.8 were reported in 2013, and in 2017, the number had slightly increased to 9 at a rate of 5.7.
The steps that have been taken by the Sullivan County Department of Health to reduce the number of HIV/STD infections include outreach activities to create awareness of HIV/STDS, increasing the number of mobile HIV/STD testing units in the county, and distribution of free condoms and lubes to high-risk groups.
Sapling Grove Urgent Care and Bristol Regional Medical Center are some of the hospitals in Bristol city that residents may consider visiting to access STD/HIV testing, screening, and treatment. Other hospitals that Bristol residents may check out include the HMG hospital and Pathway Medical Group Inc.
Some hospitals in Bristols may offer free HIV/STD testing. However, walk-in options may not be available and some of the STD tests may be provided upon passing strict eligibility requirements.
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