In Davidson County, there were 4,545 cases of Chlamydia in 2016 and 1,895 cases of Gonorrhea.
While those statistics are for the county, perhaps the most alarming statistic is that in Nashville alone there are 4,147 cases of HIV, or a rate of 605.9 positive cases per 100,000 people.
You can find testing options throughout the Nashville area. Public options include Planned Parenthood on DB Todd Jr Boulevard. The center is located in an established community, and does offer private parking free of charge. Their hours are limited during the week, but you can schedule an appointment on most Saturdays.
There are also and other options, if you are interested in private STI testing centers.
Several private options are available, as well, including some on 9th Avenue, Galleria Boulevard, and more. These centers also offer parking, in most cases. Feel free to ask any questions when you call for an appointment.
After you’ve chosen your testing center, you can also ask about free STD testing. Some do offer it but dates and times could vary.