From 2014 to 2015 rates of syphilis increased by 19% – an alarming rise for the least prevalent STD reported across the country. And cases of the other STDs are on the rise, as well and this affects Murfreesboro.
Reported cases of STDs in 2017 showed an alarming upward trend.
Per 100,000 people in the population the STD rates for the area included: 478.6 for chlamydia, 145.1 for gonorrhea, and 19.5 for syphilis. This means that for every 100,000 residents there are approximately 479 living with chlamydia, 145 living with gonorrhea, and 20 living with syphilis.
Middle Tennessee State University celebrates Sexual Responsibility Week every year during February, during Valentine’s Day week. Programs covering all topics related to safe sex practices and public awareness are hosted over the course of the event, sponsored by Health Promotion.
Murfreesboro has public and private locations throughout the city for STD testing, as you can discover by searching through the clinics that the city offers.
The Tennessee Department of Health has many locations throughout the area, including one on West Burton Street. Other locations do offer free STD testing, though you may have to wait for your results or speak with a doctor.