What are the STI test options in Dover,DE?
Health officials in Delaware are worried about the climbing STD rates, especially chlamydia and gonorrhea. Two thirds of chlamydia cases were people 24 and under, and two thirds of gonorrhea cases were for people 29 and under.
Health officials blame online dating, and they say people are not using condoms. They recommend that every sexually active person be tested regularly, as most STDs don’t have symptoms right away.
Some organizations provide free STD testing events periodically, such as during STD Awareness Month.
In 2016, the chlamydia, gonorrhea, and (primary and secondary) syphilis rates for Kent County were 670.3, 216, and 3.4 per 100K people. In 2017, there were 3,547 people living with HIV or AIDS in Delaware, and 14% of them were in Kent County.
There are a few STD-testing clinics in Dover. Planned Parenthood is located on Governors Ave. They test for STIs and treat all of them except for HIV, and they offer the HPV vaccine. The fee is on a sliding scale.
Delaware State University’s Student Health Services provides STD testing and treatment for students. Dedicated to Women ObGyn also performs STI screenings and treatment, and you can find them in the Eden Hill Medical Center.
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