Most cities in Minnesota have been affected by chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Well, Golden Valley is no exception. According to statistics from the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, Hennepin County had 5,242 chlamydia cases in 2010. During the same year, STD’s rate was 456 incidences per 100,000 persons.
The STD Surveillance Report Data Tables in Minnesota showed that by 2018, the chlamydia cases in the county had risen to 7,866, at a rate of 683 per 100,000 persons that year. The 2018 report also disclosed that, gonorrhea had 3308 reported diagnoses at a rate of 287 incidences per 100,000 persons.
The STD/HIV Partner Services Program in Minnesota provides treatment services to residents of Golden Valley who have been diagnosed with HIV or any other STD. It also educates them how they can protect their sex partners from contracting the infections.
If you want to get tested for STDs in Golden Valley, consider heading to the Hennepin County Public Health in Minneapolis. Additionally, you may access the STD tests at the Planned Parenthood – Minneapolis Clinic or the Minneapolis Health Department. Another option that might work out for you is the Bloomington Public Health Center.
Free STD testing may be available at particular health centers near Golden Valley. As you seek the free tests, however, you may experience some problems that may discourage you. For instance, they might not provide any drugs even if you test positive for an STD.
Besides, you may get your results after two or more weeks, and even then, you may not be able to contact the doctor for advice.