From 2015 to 2019, Tulsa County, of which Jenks is a city, experienced a 29.1% increase in the HIV prevalence rates.
Chlamydia infections in the county fluctuated, increasing from a rate of 499.2 per 100,000 persons in 2011 to 674.2 in 2015, followed by a slight decrease of 4.7% to 642.2 in 2016. The majority of infections occurred in females aged 15 to 24 years.
The rates of Syphilis infections have fluctuated over the years, with an increase from 6.7 to 14.4 per 100,000 individuals recorded in 2012 and 2015, respectively, followed by a sharp decrease to 4.8 in 2016.
Gonorrhea infections increased from a rate of 179 per 100,000 persons recorded in 2011 to 264.3, followed by a slight drop to 249.5 in 2014 and 2015, respectively. However, in 2016 there was a slight increase in the rate of infections to 268.0 per 100,000 persons.
In efforts to reduce the spread of HIV/STDs among young adults and teens, Tulsa Health Department has partnered with the Tulsa Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy to address irresponsible sexual behavior and advance STD/HIV awareness, including testing.
Planned Parenthood – Peoria Health Center offers quality STD/HIV testing services to clients in the Jenks area. Other medical facilities include Access Medical Centers – Urgent Care and Saint Francis Hospital.
You can also access some city hospitals for free STD testing, but you may have to endure long wait times, and some tests may be free, not comprehensive.