What are the STI test options in Durham,NC?
The rates for Syphilis are surging, and this is not the only health problem facing residents. Even higher, statistics for 2016 showed rates of 577.6 per 100,000 for chlamydia and 196 per 100,000 for gonorrhea; the rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea have pushed the state to start addressing the health crisis.
To combat the growing STD crisis many organizations and programs are working together to help create a healthier community.
Durham Knows is the name of a public health campaign focused on increasing HIV testing and awareness for all residents between the ages of 15 and 65, although they also offer other sexually transmitted disease testing information, as well. Better education and regular testing continue to be the focus of health professionals for working to eradicate the STD epidemic.
Durham offers many testing options. Durham County Health Department is located on East Main Street and CAARE Incorporated can be found on Broadway Street. The Lincoln Community Health Center Incorporated also offers testing services and is located on Fayetteville Street.
The city does have free STD testing though appointments are limited and walk-ins are not always accepted.
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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.