In 2016, the US recorded some of the highest STD numbers in the country’s history. In Liberty County, Georgia, health professionals and department officials have improved STD surveillance, testing and screening services, and prevention activities.
According to STD Data provided by County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, new cases of chlamydia in 2015 reached a total of 616 with an incident rate of 944.8. That reflects a 71.1% increase in prevalence, considering the rate was 552.0 in 2010.
Additionally, the transmission rate of HIV dropped between 2010 and 2015 from 331 cases with a rate of 522.0 to 171 cases with a prevalence of 351.0.
The Georgia Integrated HIV Prevention & Care Plan of 2017-2021 highlights the implementation of the Ryan White Part A Program that focuses on improving the involvement of PLWHA as a way to move towards the achievement of zero HIV transmissions. The program also works to offer HIV primary care to all infected persons without discrimination of any kind.
STD testing services are available in several health clinics within Hinesville city. For instance, you may visit the Liberty CARE Center, the Glynn CARE Center, or the Chatham CARE Center.
Alternatively, you can head down to the Liberty County Health Department (Ft. Stewart WIC Clinic).
Instead, you can go to nearby clinics which might provide free STD testing, but most of them may delay the test results and they might not offer comprehensive STD testing. You may also not be able to get after care prescription if you test positive. Another shortcoming is that the clinics may only have one mode of payment.