What are the STI test options in Garden City,KS?
Garden City, KS, has seen a decline in sexual health since 2002. In 2002, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported a sexually transmitted disease rate of 3.8 per 1,000 residents. In 2017, the sexually transmitted disease rate tripled to 10.9 per 1,000 residents.
In 2015, it was also reported that 19 Finney County residents were living with HIV. This is only a slight increase from the previously reported 17 cases in 2013, indicating Finney County is not getting dramatically worse for this particular measure.
Chlamydia cases, in particular, are an increasingly common STD in women. In 2007, chlamydia cases were reported at a rate of 269 per 100,000 residents. By 2016, chlamydia cases doubled to 550 per 100,000.
Some STDs, particularly in women, have no physical symptoms but can still cause long-term health problems and can spread to other people. Finney County Health Department provides vital STD prevention services aimed at women in Garden City, including contraception, contraceptive counseling, and sexual health education.
Finney County Health Department also has a clinic that provides STD testing and treatments. Other clinics in the area include the Genesis Family Health Center on St. John Street. Further afield, Planned Parenthood Clinics also offer a variety of sexual health-related services.
Some clinics in Garden City can provide STD testing, diagnosis, and treatment of all of the most common STDs, regardless of income or age. These clinics might also offer free STD testing, but this may only apply to certain diseases, and it might take a while to receive the results.
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