It is estimated that 25 percent of all sexually active people in Mount Pleasant have an STD. It is also documented that in 2015 there were 388 people per every 100,000 living with HIV in Alameda County. In Charleston, the demographics most at risk of contracting HIV are males who engage in male-to-male sexual contact.
These statistics imply that Mount Pleasant is an area where residents have an above-average risk of catching HIV and STDs.
Current data suggests that HIV and STDs are at an all-time high in Charleston County, which has resulted in health officials urging all sexually active residents to book regular STD checks.
Health officials in Charleston and Mount Pleasant have implemented a number of initiatives such as anonymous and free STD testing for HIV, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis, and educational programs in an attempt to stop sexually transmitted diseases from spreading, improve the health of local residents, and educate at-risk individuals.
There are a number of public testing centers in the Mount Pleasant area that you can choose from if you feel you need an STD test. Some examples are the Fetter Health Care Network, Medical University of South Carolina , and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (Charleston County Public Health Department).
There are some public clinics that provide free STD testing. However, the location of these clinics cannot be guaranteed, therefore they may be hard to access and appointment times may be limited.