What are the STI test options in La Vergne,TN?
As days go by, the number of people infected with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in La Vergne, TN, Rutherford County, continues to rise. These STDs affecting residents include chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and HIV.
The 2016 Community Health Assessment review showed that the rate of reported chlamydia infections in 2012 was 473.7 cases per 100, 000 residents in Rutherford County. This was an increase from 2011’s rate that was 428 infections per 100,000 people, with 1,150 diagnoses, as revealed by 2014 Tennessee County Health Rankings.
Gonorrhoea was also among the sexually transmitted infections (STIs) reported in the county as the review showed. Its rate was 90.4 infections per 100,000 persons in 2012. It was slightly lower than that of the whole country, which was 107.5 cases for every 100,000 individuals.
Another STI reported to affect the residents of La Verge is HIV. It had a rate of 155.1 infections per 100,000 persons in 2010.
The North Rutherford County Health Department has been facilitating STD/HIV testing in Vergne. This is in the hope that those who test positive for any of the STIs can prevent the spread by abstaining or using protection during sexual intercourse.
The Lentz Public Health Center in Nashville also allows individuals within the region to take STD tests. Another medical facility that you can visit to get tested for STIs is the Planned Parenthood – Nashville Health Center.
A few close by public clinics may be offering free STD testing services. Some problems that you might face if you decide to go for these services include the inability to receive all STDs testing services or incur consultation charges to see the doctor.
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