What are the STI test options in Hutchinson,KS?
Like most cities in the United States, Hutchinson, KS continues to fight the increasing rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, and HIV/AIDs are some of the most common ones that have been reported over the years.
According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, between January 2015 and June the same year, Reno County had 112 new cases of chlamydia. During the same period, 19 gonorrhea cases were reported.
There was only one case of syphilis diagnosed from Jan 2015 to June 2015. Even though the STD had the lowest rate in the county, it was an increase since there were no syphilis cases reported from 2012 to 2014.
There were 25 cases of HIV that were reported in Reno County in 2010, as data from the County Health Rankings show. The HIV prevalence rate of diagnosed HIV cases for 13-year-olds and older people in a county for every 100,000 persons was 48.
Local health departments in Kansas are striving to minimize the STD rates in the state. Through the Kansas STI/HIV Care Program, they promote testing and treatment of various STDs. They also educate residents on how they can prevent their spread.
You may consider visiting the Reno County Health Department to get tested for sexually transmitted infections. Another nearby clinic that offers STD tests is the McPherson County Health Department.
Free STD testing services may be provided at some of the health centers in Hutchinson, KS. If you consider going for them, you may not be able to book appointments. Also, you might have to pay for consulting the doctor.
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