Brookings, SD, a city in Brookings County, had fewer HIV infections over the years. County health reports noted a rate of 5.8 per 100,000 persons in 2018.
Between 2012 and 2016, there was a hike of Chlamydia infections, with 568 cases at a rate of 341.0 per 100,000 persons. The bacterial disease was pervasive among females aged 18 to 24 years.
Within the same period, a total number of 26 Gonorrhea infections at a rate of 15.6 per 100,000 persons were reported in the county, with the cases being prevalent among young adults and teenagers.
Syphilis infections had the lowest infection rate of 3 cases at a rate of 1.8 per 100,000 persons.
Due to the rise of STD infections in the city, Brookings County Department of Health has established mobile clinics to ensure that individuals in remote areas and those in underserved areas can receive STD/HIV testing and treatment. Moreover, the health department, through the Ryan White Paper program, can cater to the medication of PLWHA as well as those exposed to HIV infections.
Residents in Brookings City can visit Planned Parenthood-Alexandria Clinic for reproductive health care services. They may also access the services in other hospitals near the city, such as Sanford Health Brookings Clinic, Shawnee County STD Clinic, and Alfacare Urgent Care.
Some medical facilities in the city might offer free STD testing to Brookings residents; however, doctors consultation might not be available, and test results might not be immediate.