It is reported that there are over 110 million sexually transmitted infections new or existing at any given time. This trend has been worrying as in Eagle, Idaho 5 in every 1,000 people have a STD either gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, herpes, hepatitis, HPV, HIV among many others.
According to the 2016 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 6,706 new diagnoses with chlamydia and gonorrhea the dominant infectious diseases. People younger than 30 years were the high risk population. About 75% of chlamydia infections and over 66% of gonorrhea were either young adults or teenagers.
Most incidences of sexually transmitted diseases often have no symptoms, however, their health impact is regrettable with infertility and permanent disability the direct outcome if they are undiagnosed and untreated.
Idaho States Department of Health is calling on people to be safe by getting tested regularly if sexually active, with multiple or new partner(s). Sexual health education is being done to help people understand risks and various ways to protect themselves.
STD testing centers offer a range of lab tests, provide medication, counselling and have operation partner programs. For instance, you can visit Planned Parenthood Idaho located along 3668 Harbor lane in Boise to get tested and screened for STIs.
However, one can still visit nearby health centers that may offer free STD testing services. However, you might have to deal with the unpredictable times of opening and operation of the clinics. Also, the clinics may limit you to some STD tests and they may take up to 14 days to release your results.