What are the STI test options in Columbia,MO?

Between the years of 2013 and 2017 the rates of sexually transmitted diseases have climbed so quickly without any sign of dropping off that many, including the CDC, are quite worried. Boone County and Columbia reported a 60.7 increase in Gonorrhea cases alone. 

In 2017 Boone County reported 1,654 STD cases and it was ranked as the 7th highest county in the state for STD prevalence.

In response to this rising threat various places, like the University of Missouri, are trying to focus on combating the STD epidemic with free  STD testing, though confidentiality might not be possible. Campaigns are rolling out to push the use of condoms, as their decline is directly tied in with the rising STD problem.

There is also a large push to reduce the stigma around sexual health so better discussions can lead to better health practices.

The Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri has a location with testing services on 711 North Providence Road, RAIN Central Missouri is located on 1123 Wilkes Boulevard, and the Cooper County Public Health Department testing facility is on 17040 Klinton Drive.

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STD Statistics In Boone County, MO



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Statistics reported is based on publicly available data sources such as CDC for Boone County, MO. Data is normalized to accurately report Boone County STD Breakdown.

Additional STD Test Statistics in Columbia, MO

Local health departments take a spike in any human illness with great seriousness. STD rates are meticulously tracked by gathering data from each test that is administered. The goal is to find out what puts a person at risk so these populations can be targeted for education and assistance. Demographical information including age, sex, ethnicity and financial status has given health dept officials a clearer picture of who is getting tested and among these groups, who has the highest rates for certain STDs.

  • Chlamydia- 462.9
  • Gonorrhea- 122.2
  • Syphilis- 5.8

After health departments submit the pertinent information, it is categorized and placed in readable and meaningful reports. The information shows a clear pattern for each type of STD and the results are consistent over several years’ span. Chlamydia is the highest occurring form of STD and women have double the rates of men. Those between the ages of twenty and twenty four, both male and female have the greatest frequency of positive test results. African Americans have the highest STD rates for all STDs across the board with Alaskan Natives/American Indians and Hispanics following in that order.

STI Testing Resources in Columbia, MO

The answer to the STD epidemic is continuous education and allocation of funding dollars for testing and treatment programs. Knowledge and awareness is the key to allowing individuals to realize their predicament and seek the testing and treatment that is so badly needed. Overcoming major obstacles such as lack of knowledge, embarrassment or financial barriers is what is needed in larger doses. Public awareness must be increased so people who are at the greatest risk will understand that their health is in peril. The programs which are currently in place are good and they are effective, but with the increase in population, there are more people who need to be reached with the message. The problem would appear to get worse before it could get better.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Demographics in Columbia, MO

People who are from more affluent sectors of the population have the greatest opportunity for accessing education about their sexual health. In addition, they have better options for securing quality health care. This is one of the reasons why socio-economic status has a bearing on the rate at which people are getting tested. There are several densely populated areas in the city which are home to people living at or below the poverty line. Many of them are not aware of the high STD rates in their area nor the risks that they are taking by having unprotected sex. They are also not aware of the many options which exist for getting tested and treated if they are infected.

STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in Columbia, MO

The public schools provide sex education classes for all children around the age of middle school in an attempt to curb the rising STD rates and improve the overall health of the city. Pregnant women are routinely screened for STDs as a part of their prenatal programs and collaborative efforts between local health departments and health providers distribute literature about safe sex practices and how to prevent STD infection and unwanted pregnancies. With all of this in place, there is still a growing problem and much more needs to be done.

Better Sexual Health in Columbia, MO

There is something that everyone can do to help lower the numbers in the STD war. If you are at any risk for STDs, get tested. If you test positive get treatment. If someone that you know is worried or concerned that they may have been exposed to an STD, encourage them to get tested. There is no reason to feel embarrassed or timid about getting your testing done. You’ll find that when you order your testing it is very easy and quick. After you’ve done this, all that is left to do is to stop by a local lab to finish. It shouldn’t take more than fifteen or twenty minutes at the most.  It doesn’t take long for the results to arrive. From start to finish, the entire process is strictly private and confidential so you won’t have to worry about anyone finding out. The technicians you will see are committed to helping people in resolving these types of diseases and you will be treated with dignity and respect. If you truly want to be a part of the solution, jump on the bandwagon and get your STD testing done and encourage others to do the same.


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