The county seat of Bonneville, Idaho Falls is the largest city in Idaho outside of the Boise metropolitan area. With plenty of commercial and cultural draws, it’s no wonder that their STD rates match the upward swing of nationwide trends. By the end of 2017, eastern Idaho reported over 300 cases of chlamydia per 100,000 people. With most of those diagnoses found in teens and young adults (ages 15-24). Gonorrhea was reported much lower, at 60 cases per 100,000 and mostly affecting young adults between 20 and 30 years old. Idaho encourages all young people, especially women under 25 to get tested regularly. Chlamydia is often asymptomatic but can cause lasting damage if left untreated.
As far as new HIV cases, in 2017, Bonneville County only reported 2 out of every 100,000 people, significantly lower than those of surrounding counties and the rest of the country. Idaho takes STIs very seriously, the Idaho Department of Health posts statistics on the Internet four times a year (every quarter), as well as a final full year report.
If you’re in the Idaho Falls area and need to get STD testing done, there’s good news. Idaho Falls is the healthcare hub for all of eastern Idaho. Eastern Idaho Public Health is located on Hollipark Drive. They offer rapid testing for HIV, as well as screening for: chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Testing is by appointment only and fees are based on income and family size using a sliding scale. Keep an eye on community calendar events for a chance at finding free STD testing.
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