There has been a notable rise in the HIV prevalence rates in Jessamine County, KY, whose seat is Nicholasville City, since 2014. The rate of HIV prevalence in the county in 2014 was recorded as 83 per 100,000 individuals, which surged to 120 per 100,000 persons in 2019.
Chlamydia cases in Jessamine County in 2008 were estimated to be at a rate of 7.05 to 37.68 per 100,000 persons, with females aged between 15 to 24 years constituting a majority of diagnosed individuals.
In 2008, the rate of Gonorrhea infections was 4.37 per 100,000 individuals, with a majority of individuals being African Americans. On the other hand, Syphilis infections were estimated at 0.01 to 0.72 per 100,000 persons.
Jessamine County Health Department offers free condoms to the public during business hours, which are placed in envelopes at the receptionist’s area for confidentiality, as a preventive care measure against STDs and HIV. It also provides sex education during outreach events where members of the public learn about STD symptoms and interact with medical professionals for STD screening and treatment.
Sexually active individuals in Nicholasville City, KY, may consider visiting CHI Saint Joseph Health – Saint Joseph East, Baptist Health Urgent Care Lexington – Brannon Crossing, Planned Parenthood – Bluegrass Health Center, or Bluegrass Community Hospital to access STD/HIV services.
Members of the public may also receive free STD testing at some of the hospitals in the city but may face inconsistent wait times, and they may not enjoy the inconvenience of bookable appointments.