In 2018, Craven County had 235 HIV cases which were at a prevalence rate of 272 per 100,000 population. This was a decrease from the previous year 2017 which reported 322 HIV cases at a rate of 372 per 100,000 populations.
Craven County reported 11 cases for syphilis in 2014 which was at a rate of 10.5 per 100,000 population. However, there was an increase in the number of cases reported a year later, 2015, which had 18 cases at a rate of 11.2 per 100,000 population.
Gonorrhea cases escalated from 129 cases at a rate of 123.6 per 100,000 population in the year 2014 to 169 cases at a rate of 163.4 per 100,000 persons in 2015.
In 2011, new Chlamydia infections were 694 cases at a rate of 662.8 per 100,000. The cases dropped in 2012 to 478 cases at a rate of 453.8 per 100,000 persons.
North Carolina Department of Health introduced HIV/STD prevention and care programs to get rid of the virus and promote a healthy lifestyle. It also introduced free testing programs and services to increase the number of those at high risk of being infected to go for testing as well as controlling and managing the infection.
Craven County Health Department, DUKE PrEP Clinic for HIV prevention, and UNC Infectious Diseases Clinic are some of the options you may consider for HIV/STD testing services.
Other clinics around are Carolinas Care Partnership and Alliance for AIDS. However. some clinics have inconsistent availability for STD services and results might not be immediate. Free STD testing might also not be provided in every facility.