STD figures for Easley, SC are wrapped up in wider data for Pickens County, collected by the Centers for Control and Prevention of Diseases (CDC).
The data shows that in 2017, there were 5 cases of HIV at a rate of 4.7 per 100,000 of the population. Primary and secondary syphilis numbered 7 cases at a rate of 5.7 per 100,000 of the population. There were a reported 585 cases of chlamydia at a rate of 473.8 per 100,000 of the population and for gonorrhea, this number was 192 cases at a rate of 155.5 per 100,000 of the population.
One year prior, the rate of cases for HIV came in at 8.5, 4.9 for primary and secondary syphilis, 356.3 for chlamydia and 96.8 for gonorrhea. This shows that in one year fewer HIV diagnoses have taken place, but more for common STDs.
Ten years before the most recent figures, in 2007, CDC recorded five HIV cases at a rate of 4.7 per 100,000 of the population. There were no primary and secondary syphilis cases, 258 cases of chlamydia at a rate of 222 per 100,000 of the population and 61 cases of gonorrhea, at a rate of 52.5.
“STD rates are at record highs and appear not to be slowing down. The American public must take precautions regarding their sexual activity.”
Easley, SC residents can get tested at AFC Urgent Care, or you can try the public health clinic on 200 McDaniel Avenue in Pickens, KY.
There is also a CVS Minute Clinic in Easley, SC and AID Upstate might provide free STD testing, although it is advised to call ahead first and walk-in times might be restricted.