What are the Free or Low Cost STI test options in New Castle,PA?
The number of newly diagnosed sexually transmitted diseases in New Castle Pennsylvania has been on an upward slope over the last five years. The State in 2014 had an overall infection rate of 395.6 cases per 100,000 populations.
According to HIV Surveillance Report of 2016, there were 36,159 people in Pennsylvania living positively, annually new diagnoses are approximately 1,000. Black people, men having sex with other men, females in heterosexual relationships and young people below 30 years are disproportionately affected.
Sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes, hepatitis among many others continue to rise in New Castle over the last decade with more than 100% since 2000. Efforts by the health care providers to curb the spread are in place.
New Castle Division of STD Prevention has revamped their STD control measures through availing effective treatment and medical care at community level, training medical personnel, improving reporting methods, launching projects and initiative for sexual health education and program management. Regular screening has constantly been emphasized among all sexually active persons.
Public health centers you can visit for STD testing services include Adagio Health and Pennsylvania Department of Health – Lawrence County Center. These centers are open to the general public and offer free condoms.
Some local clinics within New Castle might provide free STD testing services across all sexually active persons. However, you might be required to make early appointment and you might wait for long hours to be served. Moreover, the medical centers might use your area of residency to provide their services.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.