Garner, a town in Wake County has a rise in Sexually transmitted diseases spread. There were approximately 2 million cases of sexually transmitted diseases with North Carolina State leading in diseases and infections spread.
2016 Data by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, STD rates have skyrocketed over the years. There were 58,006 cases of chlamydia in 2015, 19,687 cases of gonorrhea – ranked 5th statewide and 2,653 cases in syphilis which was a 36% rise.
Sexually transmitted diseases new infection had a disproportionate impact on African American and Black people. In 2015, the STD rate among the African American was 1,835 cases per 100,000 populations. Similarly, people below 30 years of age were highly affected at a rate of 868.
Wake County Health Department has outreach initiatives that encourage people to annually get tested for STDs and STIs even devoid of symptoms. Focus is on bisexuals, gays, men who have sex with men, young people below the age of 30 and people of color.
STD testing and screening for chlamydia the most common, Hepatitis A, B & C, Herpes, Syphilis, Trichomonas to HIV are provided in public facilities. Some of the institutions to consider include Avance Primary Care of Garner along 876 Timber drive, Advance Community Health Southeast along Rock quarry road and LGBT on 324 S Harrington street.
Some clinic under states funding may provide free STD testing within the county. However, service provision may depend on your level of income and welfare eligibility