What are the STI test options in Liberty,MO?
Clay County reported an increase in the number of HIV infections from 220 at a rate of 118 in 2013 to 355 at a rate of 184 in 2018.
The number of reported Chlamydia cases in the county rose from 350 in 2008 to 494 infections in 2016 with the infections being highest among young adults aged 20 to 25 years.
Gonorrhea infections leaped from a low figure of 72 in 2008 to a total of 125 cases in 2016. The infections were moderate in number compared to Chlamydia.
Syphilis infections soared from a low of 4 infections in 2008 to reach a record high of 88 in 2016. A total of 96 percent of the Syphilis infections were found in the male population.
The Clay County Department of Health has improved its HIV/STD treatment programs in an attempt to lower the rate of the infections. Once a patient has been diagnosed with HIV, he or she is linked to care as soon as possible and is able to receive affordable HIV treatment. This has made it possible for the department of health to achieve high levels of viral suppression and reduce new HIV infections.
Liberty Urgent Care and Planned Parenthood – Patty Brous Health Center are among the health care facilities in Liberty city open to those seeking sexual health services. Other facilities that offer STD testing and treatment in the city are North Kansas City Hospital and Liberty Hospital.
Residents may be lucky to find clinics around the city that offer free STD testing, but they may not be attended to if they need walk-in services since some doctors may not always be available on-site. Some of the tests provided may also not be comprehensive.
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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.