What are the STI test options in Dubuque,IA?
The Dubuque County Health Department has been closely monitoring the trends in STD rates in the region. The reports are worrying. According to a 2014 finding by the county health department, the prevalence rate of STDs had risen to 402 cases from 313 between 2011 and 2015.
The survey found out that, in 2014, the rate of HIV incidences was 43.8 per 100,000 persons, yet 78% of people living with HIV never got screened. There’s also an upward trend in chlamydia infections with 355 reported cases in 2014 as compared to 288 cases in 2010. Syphilis cases jumped from 1 to 5 in the same period.
The Iowa Division of Behavioral Health Bureau of HIV, STD, and Hepatitis, in a 2014 survey, discovered that gonorrhea cases were 80 in Dubuque County with a rate of 84 cases per 100,000 population.
There are several clinics you may choose for testing. The Hillcrest Professional Health facility on West 7th St may offer testing services for most STDs, including both the conventional and rapid HIV, HCV screening, and Hepatitis A & B immunization. However, medical bills may be dependent on your income or welfare eligibility.
Other options include the Planned Parenthood New Health Center located on Hillcrest Rd, which may provide STD screening and treatment services. Further, you can also opt for testing at Clarity Clinic located on Hillcrest Rd may provide sexual health services and pregnancy and post abortion counseling.
Other health clinics may provide free STD testing, although results may not be expedited immediately.
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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.