What are the STI test options in Des Moines,IA?
In Polk County over 1,000 cases of sexually transmitted diseases were reported just in the first quarter of 2018, including 15 HIV diagnoses. The County is particularly concerned about gonorrhea because of the rise in antibiotic-resistant strains.
In Iowa State chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are reportable by law. One of the reasons for required reporting is so the health department can verify treatment for infected persons. Partner services are also available.
In an effort to combat sexual health stigma Primary Health Care provides a mobile testing unit that rolls out to campus for Green Dot Action Week to give students free STD testing services. Scheduled visits for the mobile unit can be found through Primary Health Care’s website.
Testing centers are located throughout the Des Moines area. Through you a simple search you can find locations convenient to you, like the Primary Health Care located on University Avenue or the Polk County Health Department on Carpenter Avenue. There are also multiple Planned Parenthood locations throughout the area.
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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.