Eagle Mountain, a town located in Utah County, has been one of the areas with high STD counts. Since 2015, the county has been recording increasing numbers of STDs, particularly concerning chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV.
According to the Utah County Department of Health, there was an increase of 22.7% in chlamydia cases between 2015 and 2018, from1,025 incidences to 1,257 cases. In 2016 and 2017, Utah County confirmed 1,058 and 1,190 chlamydia incidences respectively.
Furthermore, over the four years, gonorrhea cases had spiked from 139 to 225, a 61% increase. In 2018, county health officials reported 36 syphilis diagnoses and 22 positive HIV infections.
The Utah AIDS Foundation expends medicals and support services to individuals living with HIV, and prevention programs to the at-risk populations. Anyone struggling with the disease may receive case management and support, HIV and Insurance assistance, food bank, and PrEP.
If you decide to know your status, you can visit the Utah County Health Department located in Provo at 151 s. University Ave. The clinic may provide both rapid and blood tests for STDs and HIV.
Alternatively, you may go to the Planned Parenthood Clinic at 645 S 900 E, or the Utah AIDS Foundation STD clinic at 1408 S 1100 E. Both health centers are located in Salt Lake City.
Eagle Mountain residents may also prefer low-cost or free STD testing clinics within the town. However, these clinics may only require an appointment, and upfront payments might not be an option. Getting doctors on-site for consultations may require extra fees.