What are the STI test options in Jackson,MS?

In Jackson alone, there are 605 cases of Chlamydia per 100,000 people. There are also 242 reported cases of Gonorrhea per 100,000 people, 8 cases of HIV per 100,000 people, and 10 cases of Syphilis per 100,000 people.

Of course, there are likely many more people who are infected but have not been diagnosed.

This means that it is vitally important to get tested at either a private or public clinic. Most have hours that can work with your schedule, no matter how hectic it may be. Parking is also rarely an issue at the locations we have listed, and you will also find that it is easy to locate the clinics.

Jackson boasts multiple STD testing centers for its citizens, including some private testing centers on County Line Road, Woodrow Wilson Avenue, and more.

The city is striving to make testing options more convenient and affordable. This even includes free STD testing, though only a specific locations. It is only up to you to find the one that best suits your needs.

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STD Statistics In Hinds County, MS

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Additional STD Test Statistics in Jackson, MS

Health officials released statistics showing city and state STD rates, and there is a good reason they are worried, now that state has some of the highest percentages in the nation. With numbers continuing to climb, some state health officials are warning that it could soon turn into an epidemic.

Residents who are living or have diagnosed with HIV/AIDS is one the rise, especially among young African American males. The younger generations are also at a higher risk of contracting Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, especially women under the age of 24.

What really has health officials concerned is the growing number who are testing positive for primary and secondary Syphilis. This potentially deadly disease was at an all time high in the 1940’s and 1950’s, but until recently health officials thought that it had all but been eradicated. With STDs rising among all demographics it has never been so important for residents to schedule regular STD testing.

Some of the statistics that has state and county health officials concerned include,

  • In 2007 the HIV rate was estimated at 33.9 per 100,000 residents, and the city ranked 10th in the nation.
  • Statistics released in 2012 showed that African Americans were 15 times more likely to contract Chlamydia than Caucasians.
  • The majority of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea infections were reported in women under the age of 26.

Low Cost or Free STD Testing Clinics Near
Jackson,MS

The Woman’s Clinic

OVERVIEW

Starting in 1950, The Woman’s Clinic has been providing quality health care for females in the area. They have designed their clinic to not only house state of the art medical equipment but to also be a comfortable place for women to go for their healthcare needs.

Along with their other services, they do screen for STDs that most commonly affect women and their partners.

QUALIFICATIONS

You’ll want to start by getting your appointment. This is also the time to ask how much your visit will cost. They do not have reduced rates, but they can work out a plan where you pay your bill off in installments.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

They do test for most sexually transmitted diseases and also have vaccines for some. Mainly for HPV and Hepatitis B.

SUMMARY

The Woman’s Clinic is constantly expanding its services. You can track them on their website. They do require appointments and payments from their clients. They do accept insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare.

ADDRESS

501 Marshall St Suite 400, Jackson, MS 39202

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Affordable or Free HIV Testing Clinics Near
Jackson,MS

AHF Healthcare Center - Jackson

OVERVIEW

AHF Health Center is part of the HIVcare organization. For over twenty years they have been working with people that are at risk for or already have HIV. They are considered to be one of the top medical treatment centers for the virus.

This also translates into their expertise at screening clients for HIV.

QUALIFICATIONS

First – you need to schedule your visit. This can be done by calling the center. If you are a minor and want to come in by yourself, you’ll need to be at least 14.

Testing is free for everyone. Though if you do have insurance, using it can help to further fund the clinic.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Did you find out that you will need care? AHF will be there for you. They have a skilled team of infectious disease specialists and the ability to help their clients successfully manage their symptoms. All of their services are often free of charge.

SUMMARY

AHF has a long standing reputation for being able to provide cutting edge care for their patients that have HIV or AIDS.

Their services are most often free. They do accept insurance and donations. Any help you can give, allows them to continue their work with others that are affected by HIV/AIDS.

ADDRESS

766 Lakeland Dr Ste A, Jackson, MS 39216

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City or County Department Sexual Health Clinics Near Jackson,MS

Crossroads Clinic

OVERVIEW

Crossroads Clinic is an HIV centered facility that is part of the county health department. At this clinic, their main focus is on preventing HIV from infecting residents.

They have physicians that specialize in the virus. This also applies to the team that provides the rapid HIV tests.

QUALIFICATIONS

You can pop in or call first. The choice is up to you. HIV testing is free, as long as you can show that you are a county resident. You also need to be of legal age – it’s 14 and up.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

The county HIV clinic is a part of the Ryan White Part B Care and Treatment program. Treatment, including medication is free, and the clinic will also put you in contact with other health agencies that can provide additional services.

SUMMARY

Crossroads Clinic is an HIV and AIDS testing and treatment center where residents can go for free. There are a few qualifications you need to meet, these will be explained when you call or stop in.

You can find the clinic on W Woodrow Wilson Ave. The building is easy to miss, due to the lack of signage. They do have plenty of parking and are not far from other health centers.

ADDRESS

350 W Woodrow Wilson Ave, Jackson, MS 39213

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Hinds County Health Department

OVERVIEW

The Hinds County Health Department is trying something relatively new. They have a clinic in the medical mall. It really is a mall – it used to be a shopping center. Now you can go indoors and wander past health clinics instead of clothing shops.

QUALIFICATIONS

It’s probably best to call first. Some services are available for walk-ins, others require an appointment. Since the clinic is part of the county health department, testing can be free for residents that meet their qualifications.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

The clinic is manged by physicians that can write prescriptions. This only applies to those with an infection and not a virus.

SUMMARY

The Hinds County Health Department’s mini clinic is located in the medical mall, along side other clinics. It is almost like going in and shopping for a healthcare provider.

They do test for STDs, often on a walk in basis. However, if you want to be considered for lower or no charge testing it is best to contact them first.

ADDRESS

350 W. Woodrow Wilson Suite 411 Jackson, MS 39213

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Urgent Care Clinics that May Offer STI Testing Services Near
Jackson,MS

Jackson Medical Mall Foundation

OVERVIEW

The Medical Mall started in 1996. It is actually located in an abandoned mall. Each former store front houses a different type of clinic. One of these is dedicated to infectious diseases that include STDs.

There are plenty of physicians at the mall, some do specialize in sexually transmitted infections. Testing is done by a licensed technician. Once results are back – in 2 to 3 days – you’ll know if you need to start thinking about treatment options.

QUALIFICATIONS

Come on in or contact the clinic. Both ways will get you in for testing. One thing you do need to know is that testing is not free. You can qualify for a reduced charge if you meet their income requirements.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

The Mall Clinic can only screen for sexually transmitted diseases, they do not provide treatment.

SUMMARY

The Medical Mall is a little different than other urgent care centers. It is in an old mall. You wander through, like you would if you were shopping, only now you are looking for a clinic that meets your health care needs.

The benefit to coming here is not only the free parking, but also that unless someone sees you walking into the STD clinic no one will know what type of doctor you are there to see.

ADDRESS

350 W Woodrow Wilson Ave, Jackson, MS 39213

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Jackson Free Clinic

OVERVIEW

The Jackson Free Clinic serves two purposes. It provides medical students with a chance to learn in “the field”. It also gives residents a place to go for free healthcare services.

One of these services is offering free screenings for a few sexually transmitted diseases. Tests are sent to a lab, associated with the university, so you won’t be charged an extra fee.

QUALIFICATIONS

Walk on in, but you might have to wait awhile before getting tested. It is a completely free health care clinic that is only open one day a week.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

You cannot get any type of treatment here – only advice on treatment and referrals.

SUMMARY

Their motto is ” a charity clinic with a soul”. Their services are free here and you don’t need to call before coming in.

Testing is free but it is done by medical students, with a supervising physician in attendance. Since it is primarily a teaching clinic, they are not able to provide any treatment if you do end up having a STD.

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25 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Jackson, MS 39203

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STD Testing and Sexual Health Education in Jackson, MS

Even though research has shown that city’s with comprehensive sexual education programs typically have lower STD rates, the city of Jackson, MS still relies on the “abstinence only” program recommended by the federal government. Not only has this program shown to be ineffective at preventing the spread of sexually transmitted infections, it also uses terminology that many teens and adults are finding offensive.

Due to a lack of pertinent information included in the program, along with many parents choosing to keep their teens out of classes that use terms that are considered derogatory, many students are unaware of the risks associated with not being tested for all of the STDs regularly. The government funded program does not address how sexually transmitted infections are spread, only that abstinence will prevent teenage pregnancies. While this is true, refraining from having sexual intercourse will not prevent teens from contracting a STD.

Not all sexually transmitted infections are spread solely through intercourse which makes abstinence ineffective at preventing all. This makes it important for students and parents to understand the importance of regular health screenings.

Scheduling regular Herpes testing in Jackson is important to stop the spread of the virus in area schools, and this is also true for HIV. Regular HIV testing in Jackson is critical for continued good health, and the painless procedure could also help to save your life.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Demographics in Jackson, MS

Jackson, MS has a diverse demographical makeup which helps give the city its charm, but this is also contributing to the area’s high percentage of reported STDs.

Statistics show that African Americans are 15 times more likely to contract certain sexually transmitted infections that other racial groups, and this is partially due to differences in neighborhoods. Areas that are historically “black” often have a shortage of community health centers, and many of these neighborhoods are also populated by lower income residents who often aren’t able to afford regular testing.

Along with an inability to pay for health screenings there are also the stereotypes that come with certain sexually transmitted diseases. This often makes it difficult for residents to say they could be infected. African American men often feel shame and embarrassment, which leads to them ignoring the warning signs associated with most STDs.

The city staunch conservative and religious beliefs are also contributing to the problem, especially since this makes it difficult for there to be any open and honest discussions about sexual activity. Simply believing that the problem doesn’t exist because it is not being discussed will not protect teens and young adults from the dangers of engaging in unprotected sex.

Other demographical factors include residents living longer and healthier lives. This often results in them being sexually active, which puts them at a greater risk of contracting an infection.

Better Sexual Health in Jackson, MS

There is plenty for residents to do in the historic city of Jackson, but it is also important to remember  STDs are on the rise. While there are some health centers located around the city,  the important test is still being put off. Now you can avoid the long waits and potential embarrassment by scheduling confidential STD testing with one simple phone call. Instead of waiting in line you can spend a few minutes at a local lab, and still have plenty of time to explore this gracious southern city.

Reference:
http://www.hrc.org/blog/jackson-mississippi-has-4th-highest-rate-of-hiv-infection-in-the-nation
http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2015/feb/25/mississippi-sex-education-efforts-still-limited/

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