The curve for HIV infections in Center Point City in Jefferson County is declining. By the end of 2018, new HIV infections were 138 at 20.9, while in 2014, infections were 157 at 23.8.
The county health department seems to be losing the war against sexually transmitted diseases as STD numbers in Center Point city continue to rise. In 2016, there were 2,946 new Chlamydia cases, which was an increase from 2,494 cases recorded in 2014.
A similar trend was noted in Gonorrhea infections. The cases rose to 1,180 in 2018 from the 805 cases diagnosed in 2014.
Syphilis infections were at an all-time low in Center Point. The city had 37 newly diagnosed cases in 2018, an increment from 2014, which had only 15 cases.
The Jefferson County Health Department has been building the county communities’ capacity to deal with the rising HIV/STD infections. It carries out mass testing and condom distribution during significant community events and links the diagnosed people to treatment. Simultaneously, it increases awareness in the general public regarding the STD epidemic and identifies mass media channels, such as radio and TV stations, to provide public service announcements.
At Planned Parenthood- Birmingham Health Center or at MedHelp-Urgent Care, you will be tested and treated for HIV/STDs. Other centers in Center Point, AL, where you can get treatment and testing, include St Vincent’s East.
You can also get tested at the nearby sexual health clinics that offer free STD testing, but you may be required to be on welfare, and you may pay an extra fee for a consultation.