What are the STI test options in Hoover,AL?

Hoover, Alabama, is Birmingham’s largest suburb and could be expected to share that city’s STD rates. It is situated in two counties with starkly different STD rates. Jefferson County, which Hoover shares with Birmingham, had an HIV prevalence rate of 621.1 per 100K people in 2016; Shelby County’s was 155.4.

There are probably more people out there who haven’t been tested and don’t know they are infected. There is still a stigma around HIV, particularly directed toward gay and bisexual men, which could make people reluctant to come in for testing. But medical professionals are discreet and only want to help you.

In the Birmingham-Hoover area, 7,388 people were diagnosed with chlamydia in 2017, at a rate of 643.9 per 100K people. The gonorrhea rate was 303.8.

Hoover has a few STD-testing clinics, and there are even more options in Birmingham (and it’s often easier to find free STD testing in larger cities). AFC Urgent Care does STD testing and treatment, and they have three locations in Hoover.

The Hub, on 6th Ave in Birmingham, provides HIV screening and support for members of the LGBTQ community in particular who are or may be infected. The Pregnancy Test Center on McGuire Rd provides comprehensive testing and treatment for STIs.

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Additional STD Test Statistics in Hoover, AL

 

In 2012 the Chlamydia Gonorrhea and Syphilis rates for the area was 2.7 times higher than the national average.

The STD rates for the 3 common sexually transmitted diseases were the second highest in the state, according to 2014 statistics.

It was reported in 2014 that the city and surrounding metro area had the 17th highest HIV rate in the nation.

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STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in Hoover, AL

Unfortunately for teens and young adults the state does not require its public schools to teach sex education. Students will learn about HIV/AIDS, but this short lesson is generally all the information they will receive concerning sexually transmitted diseases. The few school systems that do provide sex education classes rely solely on abstinence based material, and this is leaving teens ill-prepared to protect themselves from STDs.

Instead of learning how to use a condom students are often encouraged to sign an “abstinence pledge”. While this can prevent unplanned pregnancies, it does little to stop the spread of STDs. Studies have also conclusively shown that even teens that agree to practice abstinence are often still sexually active.

STD Clinic Information in Hoover, AL

With regular HIV testing in Hoover the city’s high infection rate could start to decrease. If students learned how important regular Herpes testing in Hoover is they could start to protect themselves from this easily transmittable virus.

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Demographics in Hoover, AL

There are several reasons why this suburban city is seeing a rise in its STD rates. Recent budget cuts to health care have forced many STI clinics to close their doors, and this is making it difficult for residents to find a place to get tested. Lower income residents are also having problems affording the cost of regular testing now that it is no longer covered under Medicaid.

The city also boasts a unique location, and some residents blame this for the high STD rates. Not only is the suburb part of one of the largest cities in the state, it is also situated in two counties. One of these counties being the most populous in the state. While the suburb’s actual STD rate is lower than those found in both counties, it is important to remember that it still higher than average.

Not only is this putting teens and young adults’ sexual health at risk, but also that of everyone they come in contact with.

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Before you decide to spend the day shopping or at one of the scenic parks, it is important to take a few minutes to think about your sexual health. It is understandable if you don’t want to spend the day waiting in a long line, and now there is a faster and easier way to get tested. With one simple phone call you can schedule confidential STD testing and only spend a few minutes at a local lab. This way you’ll still have time to enjoy your day.

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