Primary and secondary syphilis rates were ranked highest in the Salt Lake County, UT local health district in 2017 among other Utah Counties, at a rate of 7.6 infections per 100,000 in population. Or a total of 86 cases reported that year.
The Salt Lake County Health District in Utah also reported 5,293 chlamydia cases in 2017, an increase in chlamydia instances compared to the year before, which reported 5,072 chlamydia infections.
Total rates of gonorrhea in the Salt Lake County, UT health region were 142.2 per 100,000 in 2017, a reported 1,615 infections. The rate in 2016 for such infections was lower, at 127 per 100,000, suggesting an increase in gonorrhea rates and infections between these years.
“The two most common infectious disease reported in 2018 in Salt Lake County, UT were chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to the 2018 Infectious Diseases Morbidity Report. An estimated 85% of chlamydia cases were among the 15-34 age group of the total 5,279 cases reported.”
Seeking out free STD testing services may only be beneficial depending on your situation. You may also have to pay for additional services that your insurance may not cover. Results also might not be immediate.
Same-day visit HIV test results are available among other services at the Utah AIDS Foundation in Salt Lake City, UT. They are located at 1408 South 1100 East; they also provide other STD testing services. These services include testing for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis and hepatitis C. Services are confidential, and counseling is offered as well.