In the years 2014 and 2105, new HIV infections in Johnson County remained constant with 185 infections at a rate of 165 per 100,000 persons.
Chlamydia cases have been on the rise in Johnson County. For instance, new infection cases rose from 1071 in 2017 to 1021 in 2018 which made the public health department in Johnson County take action through free screening services as a way of controlling the infection.
On the other hand, Gonorrhea infections were rather modest with 147 new cases reported in 2017. However, Gonorrhea infections have been springing up steadily as the infections were 222 in 2018.
The health officials from Johnson County are putting their best foot forward to put an end to the rampant spread of HIV/STDs. The Department has put in place various programs that provide the community with intensive sexual education through community events and health fairs. Through this, the community members get to learn different ways through which they can prevent themselves from infections. Additionally, the health department offers free screening to those who are considered to be at risk.
Mercy Urgent Care Clinic and Johnson County Public Health are sufficiently equipped to offer comprehensive STD screening services. Other hospitals that may offer STD services include the University of Hospital and UI Health Care Centre.
Free STD testing services may not be available in some of the health centers. Besides that, doctor consultation might not be available, and bookable appointments might not be an option.