Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have continued to plague the residents of Cedar Falls, IA for a long time now. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, the rates of STIs in Black Hawk County were highest in the state per capita in 2017.
In 2015, the rate of chlamydia cases per 100,000 persons was 631. During the same year, that of gonorrhoea was 204 cases per 100,000 population.
2013 saw Black Hawk County record 86 HIV new infections. Most of the people living with the virus were thirteen years old and older.
A report released by the Iowa Department of Public Health in 2008 showed that Black Hawk County had a rate of 776 diagnoses of sexually transmitted diseases per 100,000 people in 2007. In 2007, gonorrhea had 233 cases; syphilis had five while chlamydia had 740 reported diagnoses.
The Iowa Department of Public Health’s Sexually Transmitted Disease Program aims at fighting STIs in the state. It provides STI screening and treatment services to the people living within the region.
You can also get tested for STDs at the Black Hawk County Health Department located in Waterloo. Another clinic that provides the testing services is the Planned Parenthood – Cedar Falls Health Center.
You may get low-cost or free STD testing at some of the public health centers near Cedar Falls, IA. Even though, your eligibility for them may depend on your income. They may not cover all sexually transmitted diseases. Furthermore, you may not be able to make appointments at a convenient time.