What are the STI test options in Juneau,AK?
STDs are a problem in Anchorage, AK. Chlamydia has been especially problematic for decades now, and the rates (number of individuals infected per 100,000) have risen steadily since 2000. In fact, from 2000 to 2010, Alaska ranked as the state with the highest rates of Chlamydia in the entire USA, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Granted, that Alaska has consistently ranked alarmingly high when it comes to the rates of chlamydia and other STDs may have to do with the state’s better than average detection and reporting protocols.
At any rate, anyone living in Juneau, AK who has reason to believe that they may have been exposed to an STD should take advantage of the low-cost and potentially even free testing facilities in the area.
All it takes is one risky sexual encounter to have been exposed to any STD. Chlamydia is also notoriously asymptomatic.
According to the CDC, Alaska has had alarmingly high rates of chlamydia since the year 2000.
Given the state’s reputation regarding sexually transmitted diseases, it’s perhaps unsurprising that there are many general practitioners in Juneau, AK that offer confidential STD screening.
As far as free STD testing is concerned, there have been free screenings offered by organizations involved with LGBTQ issues, particular during the months of May and June that correspond with Pride celebrations. However, it should be noted that these events are sporadic.
Another good place to start is the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center, located at 4951 Business Park Blvd in downtown Anchorage, AK.
There are also health clinics in Anchorage, AK that offer HIV/AIDS and STD testing where lab results are usually covered by most insurance. If you don’t have health insurance, these clinics may even be able to help you become insured.
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