Turbulent times has become a reality in Oklahoma state where sexually transmitted diseases majorly chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhea have sharply increased in the past five years. They have more than tripled since 2000 when the CDC almost wiped out STDs.
According to Oklahoma State Department of Health, Del City STD statistics is mirror in comprehensive state report of 2017. There were 31, 779 incidences of chlamydia up by 7% from 29,716 cases in 2016. Syphilis infections increased by 36.55 and about 20% gonorrhea while chlamydia reported a big chunk of the totals; 21,752 cases in 2017.
The Health Department despite mushrooming STD incidences, is doing a good job in educating the people on safe sex practices, importance of regular screening, making healthcare services accessible and establishing STD training and testing centers.
Del City Health Officials have identified irresponsible sexual behavior as the prime lead to new infections, re-infection and recurrence. It has therefore a partner management program where a patient is given medication for their partner even without testing because STDs often have no symptoms.
There are various public facilities that offer discrete STD testing services that are open for all persons Monday through to Friday. Today Clinic is one of the public STD testing centers based along 701 NE 36th street in Oklahoma City to check, it has various satellite operations within the state.
Alternatively, local clinics may offer free STD testing under government sponsorship. However, you might experience long waiting hours and some of the clinics may delay releasing results. Also, service delivery might be delayed due to high demand are witnessed.