Lawrence city had very high numbers of Chlamydia cases in the year 2013 that have been reducing over time. In 2013, a rate of 275.9 per 96,892 cases for people with Chlamydia was reported. This rate has reduced to 200 per 96, 892 cases which were reported in 2017.
Cases of Gonorrhea were, however, significantly lower compared to Chlamydia cases. However, the rate of Gonorrhoea infections has been increasing between the years 2013 to 2017. In 2013, only 9 cases of Gonorrhoea were reported while in 2017 the number had increased to 26.
For HIV, a prevalence rate of 55 per 100,000 persons was recorded in the year 2012 for a total population of 45,842. This was for people aged 13 years and older.
To reduce the number of STDs cases, the Marion County Department of Health has developed a local oriented Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention Initiative to control the spread of STDs and and aid in their treatment. This is done specifically by providing financial aid to locally driven STD programs as well as sex education to local schools.
There are a couple of private and public facilities where residents can get tested and treated in the City of Lawrence.
Some provide free testing, prevention counseling, among other services to eligible candidates. So, you might have to provide proof of income in some cases.
The Jane Pauley Community Health Center and Neuro Path Care Centers of Indian are among the public health facilities in the area.