Knox County Health Reports noted a steady increase in the number of HIV infections in Farragut town. The infections gained from 860 at a rate of 234 in 2013 to 897 at a rate of 239 by the end of 2017.
A consistent increment of Chlamydia cases was noted in the county with the infections gaining from 1,857 at a rate of 417.9 in 2013 to 2,600 at a rate of 562.9 in 2017.
Syphilis cases soared from the low of 49 at a rate of 11.0 in 2013 to103 at a rate of 22.3 in 2017. Gonorrhea infections were prevalent in the county with the infections, multiplying from 510 at a rate of 114.8 in 2013 to 1,333 at a rate of 288.6 by the end of 2017.
Knox County Department of Health is focusing on addressing changes in the health care system that include expanding coverage for STD screening services to individuals under 25 years, free testing for the high-risk individuals, encouraging annual syphilis testing among men who have sex with men, and providing low-cost HPV and Hep B vaccines.
Farragut town residents may receive STI/HIV testing and treatment by visiting hospitals such as Urgent Family Care or Planned Parenthood – Knoxville Health Center. Other hospitals they may consider for sexual health care include Turkey Creek Medical Center and Methodist Medical Center.
Free STD testing may be offered in some clinics in Farragut town. However, there may be no confidentiality because people will know why you were there, and in some cases, doctor consultation may not be available.