The total number of HIV infections reported in Murrayville, GA, indicated a rise from 14 cases of infection at a rate of 6.9 per 100,000 in 2014 to 314 cases at a rate of 155per 100,000² by the end of 2018.
A deeper analysis of the county health data revealed that Gonorrhea infections gained from 70 cases in 2014 to 160 cases recorded in 2018.
Chlamydia infections were frequent among residents in the Murrayville city. There were 497 cases in 2014, which increased to713 in 2018.
The total number of syphilis infections in the county were 6 in 2014 and 23 casesin 2018. The infections were slightly lower compared to other STDs.
To control and prevent spread of STD/HIV infections, the Hall County Department of Health has implemented various strategies and programs, such as supporting needle and syringe exchange programs to reduce the infections among IDUs. It has also increased the number of testing centers across the county
Northside Family Medicine and Urgent Care and Planned Parenthood – East Atlanta Health Center are some of the health centers in Murrayville, GA, where residents can access HIV/STD services. Other facilities include Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
You may be lucky to access free STI testing in some of the health centers in the city. However, you may be required to be on welfare or within a particular age group, and prescriptions for after test care might not be available if you’ve tested positive.