What are the STI test options in Clemson,SC?
South Carolina has some of the highest STD rates in the US, but Clemson’s are lower than the state average. In 2016, Clemson University’s health center became concerned when they discovered 9 HIV cases on campus. In previous years, there were almost no positive HIV results. Those were the only HIV cases in Pickens County that year, and there were 5 in 2017.
In 2017, there were 120 people living with HIV or AIDS in Pickens County, with a prevalence rate of 97.7 per 100K people.
Chlamydia and gonorrhea are the bigger problems. In 2017, there were 545 cases of chlamydia in Pickens County, at a rate of 443.6. The gonorrhea rate was 144.9 and the syphilis rate was 12.2.
There are a few STD-testing clinics in Clemson. There is at least one free STD testing option in town, but it may be only for students. Clemson University Student Health Services offers confidential STI testing, and you will need to make an appointment. The CVS MinuteClinic on Tiger Blvd Hwy also does basic STD screening.