The health department in Williamson County recorded 47 new HIV cases in 2017. The number of infections increased to 56 in 2018.
The county noted a decrease in the number of Gonorrhea cases reported in 2018 in comparison to 2017. In 2018, the health department recorded 73 cases at a prevalence rate of 110.0 while it had recorded 81 new infections at a prevalence rate of 122.1 in the previous year.
Statistics for Chlamydia in 2017 were 187 cases at a prevalence rate of 281.8. In 2018, the number of reported cases was 180 at a prevalence rate of 271.3, indicating a decrease of 7.
In 2017, there was one case of early syphilis at a prevalence rate of 1.5 recorded, and no primary and secondary syphilis counts.
The county realized a slight increase in the number of syphilis infections in 2018, as it reported five early syphilis cases at a prevalence rate of 7.5 and three primary and secondary syphilis cases at a prevalence rate of 4.5.
Williamson County Public Health Center Services offers confidential, free to low-cost STD testing and treatment services. It also engages in STD educational events that focus on creating STD awareness and offering sexual health education.
Bi-County Health Department and Shawnee Health Care – Marion are among the STD testing facilities near Marion.
Some of the facilities offer free STD testing services to individuals of a specific group, including teens and young adults. Patients may also experience long wait hours, and prescriptions for after test care might not be available onsite.