Sexually transmitted disease scourge has been a real phenomenon in the United Stated of America. In 2016 through to 2017, it recorded significant increase in STDs with more than 1.7 million new diagnoses reported. Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis rate increased by 6.9%, 18.6% and 10.5% respectively. This mirrors the statistics in Kernersville city, North Carolina.
According to the North Carolina Division of Public Health, infection rates have skyrocketed since 2013. In 2013, chlamydia rates were 764.9 which increased to 896.1 in 2017, gonorrhea has moved from 272.5 to 324.4 while syphilis5.7 to 24.1 within the same period.
HIV infections have considerably gone up with more than 100 new diagnoses each year. However, the death mortality rate has gone done down due to the efforts of the health officials who have dived in salvaging the sad reality and attend to patients as well as making them accessible to medical services.
The Division of Public Health has learnt of increased rural STD infections due to limited health services and lack of education/awareness. Its currently on a Sex education program targeting grassroots not only to screen and treat diseases but also to enlighten the public.
Planned Parenthood Winston-Salem Health Center based along Maplewood avenue Ste 112 in North Carolina is one public STD testing centers you can visit. Its open every day of the week except for public holidays.
There are local clinics in Kernersville that might render free STD testing services under the government funded projects. However, the facilities may open and operate during inconvenient hours and you might deal with long queues. At times, you might not find medical personnel on the premises or though phone and some of them may not have bookable appointments.