What are the STI test options in Emporia,KS?
Emporia, KS sits in Shawnee County where STD rates have risen dramatically.
According to reports, the county had the highest gonorrhea rate of all counties in the state and above U.S. averages indicated by 2017 figures. Rates of chlamydia are also above average for the population and syphilis numbers have increased as well.
Last year there were 825 new cases of gonorrhea, 1,284 of chlamydia and 26 new syphilis incidents. The rate per 100,000 of the population for gonorrhea had risen from 174.3 in 2015 to 468.6 in 2018 as compared to 87.5 to 180.8 statewide. For chlamydia the rate has climbed from 501.7 in 2015 to 720.6 in 2018 whereas it jumped from 396.2 in 2015 to 488.9 in 2018 statewide.
The county has, however, consistently seen above-average rates as compared to the rest of the state for the ten-year-period spanning 2008 and 2018, county figures suggest.
Syphilis is the exception for which there has been a lower than state average rate for the disease.
“These statistics are alarming and pose concerns for the community’s health and well being. the health department should work to figure out how to reduce rates, which are impacting the county’s overall health ranking in Kansas.”
If you’re looking for places that test for STDs in Emporia, KS then you can visit the Flint Hills Community Health Center on 15h Avenue and Osage County Health Department do limited STD testing in Lyndon, KS.
For specialist HIV testing there is the Positive Connections organization, which is an HIV testing center and also tests for Hepatitis C and Syphilis.
There may be free testing available, including walk-ins but wait times may be long and only available within limited hours and days.
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