Despite consistent efforts by the Muskogee County Department of Health in fighting the HIV epidemic, the number still rose to 88 at a rate of 154 in 2019 from a 52 percent at a rate of 90 in 2014.
There were 545 Chlamydia infections in 2015 at a rate of 781.9 per 100, 000 persons, indicating an 11.7 percent change from the number reported in 2014.
Health reports also showed an increase of Gonorrhoea infections by 26.5 percent as of 2014 to 2015. At the end of 2015, 208 Muskogee residents were infected by Gonorrhoea infections at a rate of 298.
Fortunately, few Syphilis infections were present among Muskogee residents with only 3 cases reported in 2015 at a rate of 4 per 100,000 persons. Males accounted for 90.0 percent of the Syphilis cases, while females accounted for 10.1 percent.
The goal of the Muskogee County Department of Health is to end the HIV/STD epidemic in the county. To achieve this ambitious task, the following measures have been put in place; partnering with local health care centers and CBOs to offer PrEP, condoms, among others, to people at high-risk infection by HIV/STDs.
To access STD/HIV services in Muskogee City, you can book an appointment or walk in some of the available health care facilities in the city such as Urgent Care of Muskogee and Planned Parenthood – Midtown Health Center: Family Practice.
Pleasant Valley Health Care or Muskogee County Health Department is also another available facility in the area.
Free STD/HIV testing might not always be available, but if they are, hours might not be consistent and you may still have to endure hectic queues and long waiting times.