North Carolina has seen a considerable rise in sexually transmitted diseases in the last few years. In 2009 it was ranked 14th and 7th for chlamydia and gonorrhea cases that has greatly impacted youths of the African American descent aged 15 years to 24 years. Primary and secondary syphilis incidences made the sate rank 8th with an estimated 79% cases from the latter age group,
According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 58,006 cases of chlamydia in 2015, 19,687 incidences of gonorrhea listing the state 5th nationally and 2,653 cases of syphilis which was a 36% increase from 2014.
There has been a sharp increase with 66,763 cases of chlamydia in 2018, 23,593 cases of gonorrhea, 1,914 incidences of primary and secondary syphilis with 19 congenital syphilis, a slight drop from 23 in 2017.
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has launched an intensive and effective outreach tools with a trained team of facilitators, disease investigation specialist and medical personnel who share knowledge of STD, their impact and highlight that they are treatable and curable if early diagnosed.
Public STD testing clinics one can check are the Lumberton Health Center along 402 N Pine street in Lumberton and the Robeson County Health Department along 460 Country club road in Lumberton on the 28360 address just to mention but a few.
One can also find local clinics that might offer free STD testing services within the town. However, you might not be tested all STDs and the results may not be released immediately. Sometimes, you may be required to make an appointment and these low cost clinics might need you to proof your area of residency to qualify for the services.