About 319 people in Oklahoma States were infected with the HIV in 2015. Every year, the numbers change upwards and so has been for all sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes, hepatitis among many others. 57.4 % of the men having sex with other men got infected with the HIV virus in 2015.
According to the 2015 CDC report, STD prevalence has steadily been rising. Chlamydia infection rate was 542.2 while that of gonorrhea was 168.7 per 100,000 populations. Primary and secondary syphilis rate was 5.4 in 2015 up from 2.2 in 2011 with 15 congenital cases reported within that period.
Syphilis continue to be majorly a men disease with over 50% males in MSM community. Chlamydia has disproportionately affected women with their rates standing at 761.2 comparable to that of men at 318.8 more than twice as much.
Oklahoma Department of Health has put in place a task force that will guide healthcare providers in preventing and eliminating STDs in Duncan town through confidential testing, treatment, regular evaluation, education and support services.
STD Testing entails chlamydia tests, syphilis test, gonorrhea test and all other std tests, Hepatitis A&B vaccine and HPV vaccine among other medical and lab services. Grady County Health Department in Chickasha along Iowa Street and the Blanchard Health offices on 600 N Main avenue are some public health centers you can consider for STD screening and testing.
Moreover, one can also check local clinics that might provide low cost or free STD testing services. However, walk-in options may not exist in these clinics and they may experience a surge of people, therefore, you may have to wait for long hours to get screened.