Eufaula is the largest city in Barbour County. The county’s HIV surveillance data indicated an increase in the rate of HIV diagnoses among people aged 13 and above. A rate of 91 HIV-positive cases per 100,000 individuals was reported in 2017, which soared to 97 new infections per 100,000 persons in 2018.
There was a drop in the number of new Gonorrhea infections from 225 cases that happened at a rate of 866.6 in 2017 to 141 diagnoses recorded at a rate of 558.0 in 2018, and eventually to 136 cases in 2019 that prevailed at a 538.2 rate.
However, the number of Chlamydia diagnoses increased from 181 cases recorded at a rate of 697.1 in 2017 to 220 new infections happening at a rate of 870.6 in 2019.
New Primary and Secondary Syphilis cases followed the same pattern, with five cases being reported in 2018 and seven new infections being confirmed in 2019.
Barbour County’s local health department uses federal funding to facilitate HIV/STD services and programs. Its programs involve detailed STD surveillance and reporting, provision of PrEP for at-risk populations, encouraging regular testing and screening, consistent distribution of condoms in colleges and universities, and the implementation of low-cost reproductive health services.
Some of the health centers in Eufaula that provide sexual health care solutions include Medical Center Barbour, Main Street Family Care – Eufaula, and the Planned Parenthood – Tallahassee Health Center.
You may be fortunate to access free STD testing in the city. However, some tests could be free but not comprehensive and your results might not be available immediately.