The county of St. Louis had 2,254 HIV infections at a rate of 267 per 100,000 people in 2018. The infection had escalated from 2017 which reported 2,091 cases at a rate of 248 per 100,000 people.
In 2017, there were 6,184 Chlamydia infections diagnosed corresponding to a rate of 618.1 per 100,000 people.
66 percent of the county’s infections were reported among women with a rate of 771.2 per 100,000 people. Male cases were 2,126 at a rate of 448.2 per 100,000 people.
A one percent plunge in Gonorrhea infections was reported in 2017 from 2016. 2,609 infections at a rate of 260.8 per 100,000 population were reported in 2017, and 2,605 at a rate of 262.6 per 100,000 people in 2016.
Males had the silent majority of infections with 1,489 cases at a rate of 313.9 per 100,000 people while females had 1,120 at a rate of 212.9 per 100,000 people.
St. Louis STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, an initiative by the St. Louis County Health, assists in STD control and prevention. Its mission is to instill knowledge and skills of sexual and reproductive health through state of the art training programs.
Free STD testing may not always be available to the county locals in all the hospitals in the area. However, you are certain to find HIV/STD testing services in some of the facilities like Planned Parenthood South Grand St. Louis and St. Louis County STD testing. Other available considerable alternatives are North Central Community Health Center and St. Louis Men’s Clinic.
A doctors’ consultation may not be available in some of the facilities, and you may be required to visit the hospital at inconvenient hours.