What are the STI test options in Everett,WA?
According to the Snohomish Health District, approximately 1 out of every 4 sexually active individuals will wind up with a sexually transmitted disease during their lifetime. Between 2011 and 2016 the rates in Snohomish County saw incredible increases among the three most commonly reported STDs: chlamydia increased by 40%, syphilis increased by 112%, and gonorrhea increased by 243%.
Public health officials and non-profit sexual health organizations recommend regular testing on a schedule of every three to six months as part of a regular health care routine and open, honest discussion with intimate partners.
Outreach efforts from local organizations include concerts, fundraising events, testing services, free condoms, free oral sex barriers, partner counseling services, and PrEP availability for those at risk of HIV exposure. Along with these and other services that include free STD testing some groups, including the Washington Information Network 211, provide educational presentations for populations at higher risk of STD exposure and infection.
Many locations offer testing services in and around the Everett area. Locations include the Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands on 32nd Street, the Snohomish Health District on Rucker Avenue, and the Pacific Treatment Alternatives on Pacific Avenue.