Escambia County, which is home to Ensley city has over the last decade witnessed a spike in sexually transmitted diseases and more specifically gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis. This is not news as the health officials have heightened STD testing and screening hence testing more people than have been conventionally.
In reference to the Florida Department of Health, for the period 2013-2017, STD incidences have gone up by 75 for syphilis, 26% for chlamydia and 38% for gonorrhea. Public Health concerns has been on gonorrhea where one drug has proved resistant hence application of both injected and oral drugs as the last drug option.
In encouragement, new diagnoses for HIV have significantly gone down to 65 cases in 2017. However, this number still get Escambia county in the wrong listings.
Florida Department of Health in collaboration Escambia County has deliberately developed outreach test and treatment programs along with public service announcement in STD control but more so on prevention which deals with the scourge in absolute.
STD testing services available in public facilities are lab tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, HPV, HIV, Hepatitis, herpes, trichomonas, genital warts, treatment, Vaccines, Prep, and Partner services. Pensacola Health Center on 3437 N 12th Avenue and the Florida Department of Health on 1295 West Fairfield drive Pensacola are some available options.
Alternatively, Ensley residents can opt to local clinics that may provide free STD testing and screening services. However, there may be not secrecy because people might know the reason of your visit and some of the clinics may take several days before releasing results. Also, walk-in option may not be available and some tests may attract charges.