North Salt Lake is a census-designated city within the Davis County Health District. The district had an increased rate of HIV infection from four in 2016 and to eight by the end of 2018.
There was also a spike in Gonorrhea diagnoses from 131 at a rate of 38.3 in 2016 to 181 new infections in 2018.
Meanwhile, there was a significant increase in new Syphilis cases in 2014 and 2015, whereby two cases were recorded in 2014 and five the following year.
Furthermore, public health officials noted a surge in Chlamydia infections from 877 new cases at a prevalence of 261.2 per 100,000 population in 2015 to 1,127 cases at a rate of 324.2 in 2017.
State and local governments have expressed concern over the growing number of HIV/STD infections. As such, public health departments have been urged to place more emphasis on improving access to screening, treatment, and prevention programs for high-risk individuals, such as MSMs, injecting drug users, and persons with multiple sexual acquaintances. They’ve also urged STD/HIV program handlers to look into the shortcomings of safety net services and improve on the efficiency of partner notification programs.
Some of the clinics within the health district that offer HIV/STD screening and treatment include the Planned Parenthood – Salt Lake Health Center, and Salt Lake City Urgent Care And Walk-In Clinics. Residents can also access the services at Community Health Centers Incorporated – Stephen D Ratcliffe Community Health Center.
Even though some of the clinics may avail free STD testing, you may require an appointment to receive such services, and people may know the reason for your visit as they may handle HIV/STD testing exclusively.