What are the STI test options in Jacksonville,NC?
Jacksonville ranks as the 64th most sexually diseased city in the nation. Sexually transmitted diseases have reached a prevalence rate of 975 cases for every 100,000 residents.
Onslow County has reported continue rises in the syphilis rates. In the second half of 2015 Onslow County reported 17 new cases. As the least common STD – and one that was rare just two decades ago – that’s troubling. In 2016 congenital syphilis cases were witnessed in newborns, a condition that can lead to lifelong problems or premature death.
To combat this problem and protect your health don’t shy away from open discussions with your partner about STDs. Take charge of your health with testing and safe practices. Local organizations and health departments are coming together to host and attend health fairs, provide free STD testing and educational opportunities,along with other outreach efforts.
The city of Jacksonville area offers such testing location options as: the Onslow County Health Department on College Street, the Jones County Health Department on Highway 58 North in Trenton, and the Pender County Health Department on South Walker Street in Burgaw.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.