A northern suburb of Atlanta, Dunwoody is a city on the rise. Unfortunately, STD rates are also on the rise in the Atlanta metro area and that includes Dekalb County. In a piece of good news, the Atlanta area (including Dekalb) showed rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia below those of national averages. On the other hand, the CDC released data showing an increase in syphilis outbreaks by 19 percent between 2014 and 2015. That put the rate for Dekalb at 45 cases per 100,000 people.
Dekalb reported 4,990 reports of chlamydia, that’s 500 per 100,000 people.
That same year they showed 2,244 reports for gonorrhea. Putting the county in the top 70 for gonorrhea diagnosis.
Further research conducted in 2016 predicted that 1 in 51 Georgians would be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetimes. Public health agencies in the Dunwoody area are working hard to promote early and frequent STD screening. It’s recommended to get tested every 6 to 12 months, especially if you engage in sexual activity with multiple partners. Many people with STIs don’t know they have one because of the mild symptoms, so it’s important to discuss your sex life with your doctor.
Looking to get tested in Dunwoody? There are several affordable options near you. If you are willing to pay more, but skip the traditional clinic or doctor’s office, LabTest MD offers deals on basic and comprehensive STD panels. They’re located in the Kroger shopping center on Chamblee Dunwoody Road. STI screening is also offered to walk-ins through Piedmont Urgent Care by WellStreet on Mount Vernon Road. For cheap, or to search for free STD testing, head into Atlanta for more options.
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Dunwoody clinics with our easy-to-read chart.