What are the STI test options in Monroe,LA?
The state is experiencing a rate of infection higher than the nation average. The national average sits at 478.8 per 100,000 while the state average sits at 695.2 per 100,000 residents. Chlamydia rates rose 11.9% from 2014 to 2015, and accounted for a rate that was 45.2% higher than the national average.
Gonorrhea showed a similar rise. Syphilis increased 21% in that same time span. In 2016 there were 1,151 new HIV diagnoses.
Monroe reported the following rates for 2016: 3,033 cases of chlamydia, 1,129 cases of gonorrhea, and 73 cases of primary and secondary syphilis.
To combat the growing problem various organizations and public health campaigns are working to spread education and safe practices rather than disease. State health departments offer free STD testing at certain locations during the month of April in support of STD Awareness Month. Integrated prevention services have also been implemented in the Monroe area for gay and bisexual men and transgender women.
The city of Monroe has many options: from GO CARE Medical Clinic located on North 7th Street, to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals on Desiard Street, and multiple locations in the surrounding areas, as well.
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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.