What are the STI test options in Central,LA?
Louisiana has the second highest sexually transmitted disease rates in the United States. Chlamydia has since 1994 been the most common STD, with gonorrhea and syphilis following. Other STDS include HIV/AIDs, Hepatitis B & C and herpes just to mention a few.
According to the US CDC 2016 survey report, the three prevalent sexually transmitted diseases chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis continue to be a national concern to the health authorities. Syphilis in 2016 had a rate of 16.1 cases per 100,000 the second highest after Washington DC. Chlamydia stood at a worrying 679.3 cases per 100,000 people while gonorrhea at 230.8 cases within the same period.
The report pointed out gays and bisexuals as the most vulnerable to primary and secondary syphilis. Congenital syphilis skyrocketed by 28% with about 628 babies born with the disease; a major system failure. Chlamydia largely affected young women and was more twice prevalent in women than men.
Health authorities has launched the Start it! Louisiana campaign; one among many other programs aimed at creating public awareness and extend medical service closer to the populace. The CDC has also funded STD prevention and control initiatives with up to $14 million to manage new infections within the county.
STD screening and testing services are available at the Know For Sure Clinic along 3813 N Flannery road, Care Pregnancy Clinic along the same street and Lake After Hours Health Centre on 8751 Sullivan road.
Local health centers may offer free STD screening and testing within the Louisiana County. The free STD services are limited because the scope of services might involve long waiting hours to be attended and multiple payment methods may not be available.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.