What are the STI test options in Johnson City,TN?
There are rising health concerns in Johnson City, TN, especially with cases involving sexually transmitted diseases. The most commonly reported STD infections are chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
In 2017, the Tennessee Department of Health released an STD surveillance report that showed Sullivan County to be among the STD hotbed in Tennessee. Between 2015 and 2017 the county recorded an 18% increase in gonorrhea cases. Syphilis cases also rose, reaching five cases in 2017; a record high rate.
According to the survey, chlamydia cases were the most reported. In 2017, rates of chlamydia in Sullivan County was 276.2 per 100,000 populations. Syphilis and gonorrhea had rates of 48 and 5.7 per 100,000 populations, respectively.
The East Tennessee State University’s (ETSU) Center of Excellence for Infectious Disease program may provide HIV testing, education and prevention services, including provisions of sterilized needles to individuals who inject intravenous drugs. The Washington County Health Center situated on E. Main Street in Jonesborough may also provide HIV care services.
The Planned Parenthood clinic in East Unaka Ave. may conduct STD diagnoses, and provide the treatment. Their services also include HPV and hepatitis vaccines. The MedPro Health Clinic, located on Sunset Drive, may deliver a wide range of services such as STD testing, Paternity testing, and drug testing.
There are several other clinics in Johnson City where free STD testing may be provided. The only downside to these tests is that you may not get prescription drugs in case results turn out positive.
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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.