The soaring numbers of HIV/STDs are a big concern in Centerville, UT. Recent shows that HIV infections rose from 146 at a rate of 60 in 2017 to 186 at a rate of 73 in 2018.
The increase in HIV infections was caused by an increase in unsafe sexual behaviors among vulnerable groups, such as MSMs, youths, and bisexuals.
Chlamydia occurrences in the city surged upwards from 947 at a rate of 276.7 in 2016 to 1,127 new infections at a rate of 324.2 in 2017.
There was a hike in Gonorrhea infections from 131 infections at a rate of 38.3 in 2016 to 181 at a rate of 52.1 in 2017.
Centerville, UT, reported very low incidences of Syphilis. The infections were 1.5 in 2016 and fell to 1.4 in 2017.
Davis County Health Department is working to reduce the STD and HIV prevalence in the county by setting up testing centers and providing HIV counseling and care services for positive residents. The county is also creating awareness of HIV/STD prevention by encouraging residents to practice safe sex and educating the youth and other vulnerable groups on the HIV/STD risk factors like drug abuse and multiple sex partners.
There are several clinics and testing centers in Centerville, UT, providing free STD testing, but doctor consultation might be an extra charge, and you may experience varying wait times before the results are out.
Most healthcare providing centers have STD/HIV testing and screening, and they include Planned Parenthood- Salt Lake Health Center, Utah Hospital Urgent Care, University of Utah Hospital as well as LDS hospital.