What are the STI test options in Lenexa,KS?
Lenexa, KS is in Johnson County , which overall experiences lower STD rates than the surrounding counties, which were around twice as high in some cases. In 2018, gonorrhea rates were 96.6 per 100,000 and with regards to early syphilis, there was a 408% increase in the county, leaping from less than five cases in 2011 to more than 10 in 2018.
Johnson County is one of the biggest metropolitan areas of Kansas, sitting within the Kansas City Transitional Grant Area (TGA) where there were 678 prevalent HIV cases by December 31, 2017. By Dec. 31, 2018, 688 people were living with HIV in Johnson County.
Due to the size of its population, this is among the top two largest HIV-positive population in Kansas, where Black/African American and Hispanic persons are disproportionately affected and most new cases from 2013 to 2017 are people aged between 25 and 34.
“There has been an increase in mostly chlamydia and gonorrhea, but gonorrhea has risen more than usual… Modest increases in population in the three counties may be partly to blame for the spike in reported cases.”
Residents of Lenexa, KS will find options for STD testing less than seven miles away, such as Healthy Living Project Incorporated in Overland Park, Johnson County Health Department in Olathe and another Johnson Health Department clinic in Mission.
The Urgency Room is also an urgent care facility in Leawood and Swope Health Services is less than ten miles away, over in Kansas City.
There may be free STD testing on offer at clinics in the area but additional costs could apply.