The Burlington, NC Metropolitan Area is the largest population center in Alamance County. it is a historical town where you can visit historical battlegrounds, and stroll among the antique shops. It has a population of approximately 52,000 people, but only around 2,900 took advantage of free STD and HIV screenings at the local health department.
North Carolina was ranked 8th among states with the highest numbers of sexually transmitted diseases in 2018, with 1,082 cases for every 100,000 residents. This means that there is a large population in Burlington that does not know they are infected with an STD.
STDs are not always symptomatic and can cause organ damage if not treated in time, but the good news is that many can be easily treated. Getting tested is the key to reducing STD rates in Burlington.
Launching an awareness campaign that encourages people to get tested will help to reduce the number of STD cases in the area.
It is difficult to find information about the free ST testing services offered by the county health department and you have to call them to find out about specific hours, requirements, and locations.
Elon University offers a free STD testing clinic for students but not to the general public. Several private testing facilities are available that are located throughout the Burlington area.
Burlington is a great place to visit, but there are few STD testing options available for those who need them.