Logan, the county seat of Cache County and the principal city of Logan metro area, is expected to double in population size by 2050, making it susceptible to the cons that come with the increase in population. One such con is the heightened level of sexual practices that inevitably leads to an increase in the rate of exposure to sexually transmitted diseases.
In 2017, 9 of the 13 health districts in Utah reported cases of syphilis, including Bear River County which covers Logan. Up until 2015, a negligible number of cases were reported, but syphilis cases doubled in 2016-2017.
Reported cases of chlamydia have also been steadily increasing since 2008, with 190 cases reported at a rate of 120 per 100,000 residents reported that year, 299 cases reported in 2012, and 351 cases reported in 2017.
Since sexually transmitted diseases, such as chlamydia and syphilis, are steadily increasing, the local health district of Bear River is making efforts to offer a variety of STD treatment and testing options in order to significantly decrease the risk of sexual health decline in Logan and the surrounding areas.
There are plenty of STD testing services available around Logan, and these include STD testing offered by Bear River County Health Department, Logan Health Center on Clock Tower Plaza, and the Bear River Community Health Center.
Some of the available clinics may offer free STD testing. However, tests may only be available on select days, and booking in advance might not be possible.