The prevalence rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in San Juan County have risen. According to the trending reports on chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, the rising number of new cases has taken its toll among the population of Farmington.
The Professional Research Consultants, Inc., did surveillance on Infectious Disease and found out that the rate of chlamydia incidences in San Juan County was 615.8 per 100,000 population. Over the same period, the prevalence rate of gonorrhea was 91.7 cases.
According to the PRC report, the prevalence rate of HIV in the region was 71.3 cases per 100,000 population in 2013. Also, only 29.3% of adults aged between 18-44 years were tested for the virus.
The state department of health established the New Mexico STD Prevention Program to derail the spread of STDs. It plans to do that through partnerships with the San Juan County Health, so that Farmington resident may receive STD education, screening, treatment, and case management services.
Some of the clinics that may provide STD testing services include the New Mexico Primary Care medical center located on Louisiana Blvd NE in Albuquerque, as well as the New Mexico Immunization Coalition situated at the University of New Mexico.
The Planned Parenthood in Farmington is another option where you may receive sexual health services that include the LGBTQ services, STD testing and treatment, birth control, general health, and abortion referrals, among others.
Other several clinics may provide free STD testing. The only disadvantages are: Some STD tests may require payment and undefined waiting hours.