What are the STI test options in Norman,OK?
Oklahoma has some of the highest STD rates in the country. Health officials blame hook-up apps and injected drug use for the rising rates, but insufficient sexual education also plays a part. Young people, especially, do not understand the risk of unsafe sex and the importance of using protection.
As part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and as a college town, Norman’s rates are higher than some of the surrounding areas, but lower than those of Oklahoma City and the state average.
In 2015, Cleveland County’s HIV prevalence rate was 127 per 100K people. Oklahoma’s rate was 179 and Oklahoma City’s was 330. Cleveland County had 1,206 chlamydia cases in 2015, at a rate of 439.4. The gonorrhea and (primary and secondary) syphilis rates were 93.6 and 4.7.
There are some STD-testing clinics in Norman, and even more options if you can get to Oklahoma City (and it may be easier to find free STD testing in larger cities). The Cleveland County Health Department on 12th Ave offers testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV.
The University of Oklahoma Health Services provides STI testing for students. The Eden Clinic, on Lindsey St, offers STI screening and treatment.
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