What are the STI test options in Frankfort,KY?
As of the 2010 census, Franklin County in Frankfort has witnessed a significant increase in the number of STD cases, topping at 855 reported. This includes 506.2 reported cases of chlamydia. This put the region in second to Union County, which had 948 reported cases. The rates for gonorrhea are estimated at around 176 cases. HIV statistics are not currently known.
Health officials realize that keeping partners and the public safe is a top priority. Those who are sexually active are strongly encouraged to get tested for STD. Those who have had exposure to needles are urged to get checked for bloodborne pathogens such as HIV disease.
Health officials warn that if treated early, one could live a healthy and productive life with HIV and most other STDs.
A number of clinics around Frankfort and the Franklin County region should now offer access to safe, affordable, and confidential STD testing. There are five private clinics that may offer fast and affordable testing. Consultation should be confidential, especially in cases where results may be positive. Treatment options are presented to the client.
There are also public clinics that may offer free STD testing for those who qualify. The Franklin County Health Department and the Cumberland Family Medical Center should have an option for paying a sliding scale fee on testing for those who qualify. Both clinics should accept Medicare and Medicaid.
Other public clinics within the region may offer similar services. Hepatitis A and B vaccines are also offered as an option towards prevention.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.