Major port city, Duluth, Minnesota serves as the county seat to Saint Louis County. With a rate of over 300 new cases per 100,000 people reported for chlamydia in 2016 alone, Saint Louis County is growing concerned. Health officials in the Duluth area are staying busy reminding people at risk for infections to get tested. At least once a year is recommended for all sexually active adults, more often for those at higher risk.
Males accounted for 76% of all new HIV diagnoses in 2018 in Minnesota.
In Saint Louis County the rate for HIV in 2018 was 2.5 per 100,000. For 2016, the Duluth area experienced a small rise in cases of gonorrhea. Putting their new rate at 89 per 100,000 people compared to 58 per 100,000 in 2012. Syphilis, both primary and secondary, was reported at a rate of 8.1 per 100,000 people tested. Following the record high STD rates in 2015, doctors at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth confirmed the need for more education efforts to be made for safe sex and condom use.
If you need to get tested in Duluth, you have some affordable options to check out. There’s a Planned Parenthood on E Central Entrance that offers STD testing during all business hours by appointment. Their STI screenings include: bacterial vaginosis (BV), herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, genital warts, herpes, syphilis, and trichomoniasis (trich). Same-day testing and walk-in appointments are usually available at WE Health Clinic on East 1st Street. Testing and treatment for STIs is available through University of Minnesota Duluth over at their health center on East Niagara Street. Keep an eye on campus calendar events for free STD testing opportunities.
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