What are the STI test options in Macon,GA?
Macon, Georgia, ranks 54th on a list of the most sexually diseased cities in the US. Health officials are particularly worried about young people, many of whom seem to not understand the importance of protecting themselves from STDs. In 2017, 40 youth (13–19 years old) were diagnosed with an STD, with a rate of 50.1 per 1,000.
Medical professionals also worry that young people are ashamed to come to a clinic for testing and treatment, but the clinics are discreet, and you should not put off getting help for yourself. There may even be free STD testing options periodically during campaigns and STD Awareness Month.
In 2013, Macon’s chlamydia case rate was 568.5 per 100K people. The rate for gonorrhea was 169.1, and it was 2.7 for primary and secondary syphilis.
For a large city with an STD problem, there are relatively few STD-testing clinics, but you should be able to find a place to help you. The Macon-Bibb County Health Department provides confidential STD testing. You can find them on Emery Hwy. They also have a teen health center that guarantees confidentiality.
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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.