The spiking levels of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in Lehi, Utah, are alarming. Data released by the Utah County Health Department in 2015 shows that the most commonly reported STDs are chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, and HIV/AIDs.
By mid-June 2016, 462 chlamydia diagnoses were reported in Utah County. This was a rise from the 461 cases that were recorded during the same time in 2015. Syphilis cases rose to 10 from the three that were reported in June 2015.
The number of gonorrhoea cases reported in June 2016 was 46. It was a decrease from the 62 new diagnoses that had been recorded during the same time the previous year.
According to Utah’s State Health Profile, there were no cases of congenital syphilis reported between 2011 and 2015. 2015 saw Utah County record 12 cases of HIV.
The Sexually Transmitted Disease (STDs) Services Nursing is a program initiated by the Utah County Health Department to identify and treat residents of Lehi, UT, who are infected by STDs. Their testing services are confidential, and they also offer counseling and health education.
Nearby health centers where you can go for testing include Salt Lake County Health Department in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Planned Parenthood Association of Utah. You can also visit the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake City.
Some public health centers in the region may be offering free STD testing services. However, the walk-in option might not be available. Also, you may have to pay some fees for doctor consultation.