Marrero, LA is part of Jefferson Parish in the New Orleans – Metairie – Kenner metropolitan area. This community on the west bank of the Mississippi River offers natural beauty and urban splendor. It is also experiencing an upswing in STD and HIV prevalence rates.
During the three year period from 2016 to 2018, the STD prevalence rate in Marrero rose by 16.3%. The HIV prevalence rate for this area also rose by a factor of 7.6% during that time.
These increases exceeded those of the state as a whole. Louisiana saw an increase in the prevalence rates of STDs and HIV during this period of 11.2% and 3.9% respectively.
In the first half of 2019, STD rates for Marrero continued to climb.
For those in the Marrero, LA area who wish to get screened for STDs and HIV, there are a number of options from which to choose. While some clinics may offer free STD testing, keep in mind that these services may be free for some tests but not all, might charge for a doctor consultation, and could have other costs not listed upfront.
In New Orleans, less than four miles from Marrero, Planned Parenthood provides the New Orleans Health Center on South Claiborne Avenue. It may provide STD and HIV testing.
Others that might provide these tests within Marrero include Priority Health Care on Wichers Drive and the Jefferson Parish Health Unit on Ames Boulevard. The latter of these is part of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.