Lizella is an unincorporated community in Bibb County. Over the past few years, the county has experienced a spike in STD/HIV cases.
According to the Bibb County Health Department, HIV infections have increased since 2015, where 910 cases were recorded, and in 2020, they had reached a high of 985.
The Bibb County health report indicated a decrease of Chlamydia cases from 1,546 at a rate of 1004.5 in 2014 to 1,528 at 1000.3 in 2016. However, in 2018, a drop to 1,650 at a rate of 1077.0 was noted.
Gonorrhea infections were on a steady rise in the county from 531 at a rate of 345.0 in 2014 to 749 at a rate of 489.2 in 2018.
According to the Bibb County Health Department report, Syphilis infection cases rose from 24 at a rate of 15.6 in 2014 to 102 at 66.6 in 2018.
By utilizing social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, the Bibb County Health Department can focus its educational campaigns on teenagers and young adults vulnerable to HIV/STD infections. It has also expanded its campaigns to non-traditional settings, such as churches, nightclubs, bars, and saloons, to reach communities at risk of HIV/STD infections.
Planned Parenthood – East Atlanta Health Center and Urgent Care, Navicent Health are some of the medical facilities around Lizella, GA, that provide HIV/STD services. Additional facilities include Putnam General Hospital and Upson Regional Medical Center.
These medical centers might offer free STD testing. However, doctors’ consultation might be at an extra charge, and prescriptions for after test care might not be available if you’ve tested positive.