What are the STI test options in Gadsden,AL?
The stunning Noccalula Waterfall lies at the heart of Gadsden, typifying the stunning scenes of nature that prevail in the area. The surveillance data on sexually transmitted diseases and HIV gives a stark contrast, with some worrying statistics for residents of Etowah County.
Cases of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia have been steadily decreasing in the county – with 337 cases of Chlamydia recorded in 2014 down to 299 in 2016 and 102 cases of Gonorrhea in 2014 down to 65 in 2016. On the other hand, cases of Trichomoniasis have demonstrated an alarming rate of growth. There were 126 recorded cases in 2015 and this shot up to 174 in 2016.
Residents of Gadsden must be vigilant about the potential risks of HIV as well, as Etowah County has the 12th incidence of HIV out of 67 counties in Alabama.
Health officials in Gadsden are encouraging everyone who is sexually active in the area to get tested regularly for STDs, especially those who engage in high-risk behavior.
Due to the recent decline in the most common sexually transmitted diseases, there are no longer any organizations offering free STD testing in Gadsden. Nevertheless, there are still plenty of options to get tested and most charge on a sliding scale that takes into account individual circumstance.
American Family Care is located behind Burger King and Wendy’s so lovers of fast-food can get their fill before and after a visit to the clinic. Alternatively, tucked away on East Broad Street is the Etowah County Health Department where patients can get tested in a confidential, safe environment.
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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.