Junction City in Geary County is one of the many cities in Kansas State, fighting against HIV and STDs transmissions. The County Health ranking data revealed a significant change in cases of HIV between 2013 and 2015 which indicated that Junction City was heading in the right direction in its war against HIV. In 2013 there were 52 cases of people living with HIV but the number reduced to 28 cases in 2015 per 100,000.
The same could not be said about Chlamydia which showed a significant increase in the cases in 2015 as compared to 2014. Newly diagnosed cases in 2014 were 217, and in 2015, they had shot up to 230 cases per 100,000.
From January to June 2019, Gonorrhea rate was 82.7 per 100,000 people while Syphilis recorded a rate of 8.9 within the same period.
“Everyone that seeks HIV testing should also be screened for the other STDs” Head of Health Department Geary County
Several public and private clinics are offering the residents of Junction City STD testing services. Some of the public facilities may offer free STD testing though you may be required to pay an extra charge for the doctor’s consultation. It might also be necessary to wait for your test result as it may take some time.
At Geary County Health Dept, located 1212 W Ash, you may be tested for HIV, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Syphilis. You may also find similar services offered at Konza Prairie Community Health Center at 361 Grant Ave.