What are the STI test options in Meridian,MS?
The prevalence rate of HIV infections in Lauderdale County, home to Meridian City, declined from 13 cases reported in 2017 at a rate of 16.2 to 9 cases at a rate of 11.8 per 100,000 persons.
Syphilis infections have been rising steadily over the last 5 years. From 5 cases at a rate of 3.7 in 2013, the infections hit a notable high of 44 at a rate of 57.7 per 100,000 persons in 2017.
Chlamydia infections were prevalent among Lauderdale residents compared to other infections. However, the number of infections reduced from 564 at a rate of 703.1 in 2013 to 546 with a rate of 717.0 in 2017.
The Lauderdale County Department of Health has initiated rigorous programs to protect and support individuals in serious risk of acquiring HIV/STDs. These programs include supplying all persons with tips to protect themselves and their partners and working on a variety of platforms to sensitize the community about PrEP.
Most STDs/HIV services can be accessed in some of the health care facilities situated in Meridian City such as Immediate Care Family Clinic and Lauderdale County Health Department.
You may also consider visiting the University of Mississippi Medical Center- Air Care as well as the Alliance Health Center for a sexual health check-up that is also around the area.
Free STD/HIV testing and screening may be available in some of the facilities, but there is no confidentiality in some cases and people will know why you were there since only STD/HIV services are offered in such clinics.
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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.