The sexually transmitted disease (STD) epidemic has been a menace to Brooklyn Center, MN. Residents of the city have been reported to contract various STDs such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. According to the STD Surveillance Report Data Tables in Minnesota in 2018, Hennepin County had 7,866 chlamydia cases in 2018; with a rate of 683 cases per 100,000 residents.
The Data from the county health department revealed that gonorrhea had a rate of 287 in 2018 in Hennepin County. The number of gonorrhea infections reported in the county that year was 3,308.
The Minnesota Department of Health’s 2016 HIV/AIDS Annual Surveillance Data showed that Hennepin County accounted for 51% of the newly reported HIV/AIDS cases in Minnesota in 2016. The HIV rate in the county that year was 13 cases for every 100,000 persons.
The STD/HIV Partner Services Program in Minnesota is an initiative specifically designed to prevent STDs from spreading in all regions; including Brooklyn Center. Through the program, residents can access STD testing and treatment services. They can also learn about various STI prevention tips.
Moreover, people living in Hennepin County may visit the Hennepin County Public Health in Minneapolis or the St Paul-Ramsey County Public Health. The Olmsted County Public Health and the Planned Parenthood – Brooklyn Park Clinic are other options you can consider.
Even though some public clinics may be offering free STD testing services, you might not be able to consult the doctor. The services may also be inconvenient for you if you wish to book an appointment.