What are the STI test options in Hazleton,PA?
It is now three years since the US recorded record-high STD rates, and efforts are on-going in Luzerne County, PA, to curb the infection rate of STIs. The latest reports indicate that chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were the most prevalent infectious diseases.
According to a 2016 report by the county specified that 954 chlamydia cases were reported that year, with a rate of 301.5 per 100,000 populations. In 2017, the number of new chlamydia cases rose by 138, taking the count to 1,092.
Disease Surveillance Report (2015-2017) showed that there was a gonorrhea rate of 39.8. Syphilis’ rate over the two years was 2.3, which was lower than Pennsylvania’s 5.7.
The Northeast Pennsylvania Regional HIV Services covers six counties including Luzerne County. The program aims to offer support to people who’ve tested positive to STDs. It also focuses on providing a full continuum of HIV/STD care so people may lead productive and healthy lives.
For STD testing services, Hazleton residents can go to the Caring Communities clinic, one along N Laurel St and another on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre. The facilities may render HIV, STD, and Hepatitis C screening and testing services. You may also receive case management and prevention tools like condoms.
You can also head to the Planned Parenthood Health Center in Wilkes-Barre, N Main St. You may get screened, tested, and treated for the common STIs. The Wyoming Valley AIDS Council clinic at 330 Bowman St is also an option.
Other clinics in Hazleton may offer free STD testing. However, not all tests may be free and doctor consultation might be an extra charge.
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