What are the STI test options in Huntsville,AL?
A health advisory has been issued in the state and this includes Madison County. This advisory was issued in respone to the rising STD rates.
In Madison County there was a 90 percent increase in cases of primary and secondary Syphilis. Chlamydia and Gonorrhea rates are also on the rise.
The majority of those living with HIV, according to the reports, were males. In 2016 there were 533 new cases of HIV reported across the state.
In 2015, a total of 166 people who were living with an HIV diagnosis died. Almost half of all young adults are predicted to contract an STD during their sexually active years. Unfortunately, many of these cases go unknown and untreated. Don’t set yourself up for lasting health repercussions or avoidable pain and discomfort.
Groups like the AIDS Action Coalition of Huntsville and Alabama Public Health are working towards reducing transmission rates through education and assisting those affected. This includes free STD testing but often only for HIV.
Private and public STD testing clinics are located through the Huntsville area, including Thrive Alabama on Saint Clair Avenue and Central North Alabama Health Services Incorporated on Pleasant Row NW.
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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.