Gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis are some of the commonly reported STDs in Dakota County in Minnesota. Every year, the region records a rise in STI cases, and one of the affected towns is Farmington.
According to chlamydia statistics in Dakota County provided by County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, there were1,343 incidences in 2015 with a prevalence of 325.6. In 2016, the number grew to 1,408 new cases.
Additionally, the gonorrhea rate in between 2015 and 2016 remained above 30.0 cases per 100,000 populations. Likewise, the syphilis rate barely changed over the one year, as it stood above 2.0 and below 9.2.
Getting tested is a practical step toward ending HIV transmission. The “Doing It” campaign was created to implore adults to seek HIV testing services so that they know their status. The initiative strives to create an awareness that HIV testing should be part of your time to time health check-ups.
That said, you may access STD/HIV testing services from several clinics based in the county. You can elect to go to the St. Paul Ramsey County Public Health (Clinic 555). Another option is the Hennepin County Public Health in Minneapolis.
If a government-sponsored clinic is not an option, you can visit the Just Us Health Center or the North Point Health & Wellness Center.
Alternatively, nearby clinics within the region may provide low-coast or free STD testing screenings, treatment, and counseling. However, the tests may not be as free as you thought or doctor consultation might attract an extra charge. The results may take too long, and the clinics may vary their hours of operations.