What are the STI test options in Lansing,MI?
There has been a rise in sexually transmitted diseases means all sexually active persons should pay attention to their sexual health through safe practices, regular testing, and early treatment when necessary.
Between the years 2012 and 2016 the average cases for chlamydia in Ingham County were 1,815 per year. In 2017 this rose to 1,919 cases. Gonorrhea cases increased from 477 to 563 in 2017 from the prior year averages. And syphilis cases rose from 24 average cases between 2012 and 2016 to 56 cases in 2017.
Syphilis appears to be more on the rise than other STDs, though gonorrhea is becoming more resistant to antibiotic treatments. These trends are alarming and mean extra caution should be taken in caring for one’s sexual health.
Some preventative measures have been tested and seen success, like the reduction in chlamydia seen after screening options were offered in high schools.
Lansing has ample testing options to choose from that include public and private STD clinics. The Ingham County Health Department has multiple locations throughout the city. Planned Parenthood Mid and South Michigan can be found on North Clippert Street and the Lansing Area AIDS Network is situated on West Holmes Road.
Free STD testing dates are publicized on the city and county health departments websites. Due to the typically large response you are not guaranteed an appointment and may have to wait for hours in line.
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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.