What are the STI test options in Jacksonville Beach,FL?
Jacksonville Beach is part of the Jacksonville metropolitan area, and that city is known for its high STD rates. In 2015, there were 5,788 people living with HIV or AIDS in Duval County, with a prevalence rate of 762 per 100K people.
Health officials are concerned over the rising rates, and about the fact that there are still a number of people out there who don’t know they are infected. Stigma around HIV prevents many people, especially men who have sex with men, from coming in for testing. But clinics are discreet, treatment is available, and you should never be afraid to get help.
In 2017, Duval County had 6,928 chlamydia cases, at a rate of 734.8, well above Florida’s rate of 486.8. The gonorrhea and infectious syphilis rates were 343.7 and 18, also well above the Florida rates.
There are some STD-testing clinics in Jacksonville Beach, and even more in Jacksonville itself if you can get there. Don’t forget to watch the community calendar for free STD testing events, especially during STD Awareness Month.
The Duval County Center for Prevention Services at Central Health Plaza, located on W 6th St, offers STD screening. A Woman’s Choice of Jacksonville, on University Blvd, offers STI testing for women and partners. Planned Parenthood is located on Powers Ave. The test for STIs and treat all of them except HIV. The fee is on a sliding scale.