The county seat for Ward County, Minot, is in North Dakota. Health officials in the Minot area are working hard to ensure the county doesn’t become well-known for STDs. With the increase of testing and long-term birth control, the country has experienced an influx in reported STI rates. Public Health Departments are committed more than ever to increase sexual health awareness and promote the use of condoms.
According to data collected in 2017, Ward County currently has 36 people living with HIV—with 4 of those cases being new diagnoses.
That places them 3rd highest in the state of North Dakota. The Minot area reported a rate of 298 new cases of chlamydia in 2017 per 100,000 people. Much like the rest of the state and country, most of those cases were found affecting young woman in the 15-24-year-old age range. Gonorrhea in Ward County is up to a rate of 70 cases per 100,000. The Minot area has also seen an increase in reports of primary and secondary syphilis, putting their new rate at 10 per 100,000 people in 2017.
To get tested in Minot, there are a few affordable options available for you to check out. First District Health Unit on 11th Street offers education, testing, treatment, and counseling for STDs. Trinity FirstCare on East Burdick offers HIV screening to walk-ins. Or you can contact Dakota Hope Clinic on Main Street to see when they can schedule you an appointment (free STD testing may be available for those who qualify).
To find the best services and location for you, use our search tools below to compare location features across Minot clinics with our easy-to-read chart.