What are the STI test options in Huntington,WV?
One of the problems that Huntington, WV, is currently facing is the escalating levels of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The University of Wisconsin researchers and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released the 2016 County Health Rankings that showed that Cabell County had the second highest rates of chlamydia in 2016 in the state.
The rankings also revealed that Cabell County’s HIV rates were third highest in the state in the same year. The number of the STD’s infections that were reported in 2009 was 144.
There were four cases of syphilis in Cabell County in 2011. The number rose to 103 new syphilis diagnoses in 2016.
The Cabell county health officials reported, in 2017, that the levels of chlamydia and gonorrhea had been steady for the previous five years. Annually, there were about 500 and 800 cases of the sexually transmitted infections respectively.
An initiative that closely monitors STD rates in West Virginia is the West Virginia HIV/AIDS & STD Program. With surveillance and various prevention activities, it helps to fight the spread of STDs such as HIV in the state.
You can get STD tests in Huntington at the Cabell-Huntington Health Center: Tweel Harryomayma MD. The Wayne County Health Department and Community Care of West Virginia also offer testing services for STIs.
Free STD testing might be obtainable at some clinics near Huntington. Even though, you may not be able to book appointments. In addition, the tests may not be comprehensive.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.