What are the STI test options in Oakdale,MN?
A suburb of St Paul in Washington County, Oakdale’s population has been on the rise since 2010, making it susceptible to a higher rate of sexually transmitted diseases due to its increasing population and subsequent rise in sexual practices.
The number of people living with HIV/AIDS in the suburban counties including Washington in 2018 was 3,105, where 25% were female, and the majority were male. Those living with HIV/AIDS were predominantly above 35 years of age, with the largest case numbers recorded in the 55-59 age group.
Chlamydia cases tripled from 258 cases per 100,000 recorded in 2016. The number of new cases of chlamydia recorded in Washington county in 2017 was 750, and 163 new cases of gonorrhea was also reported.
To combat rising STD statistics, Minnesota Department of Health provides a variety of STD prevention and vital assistance, including STD testing guidelines, HIV/STD education, and access to Partner Services.
More specifically, the Partner Services Program available to residents of Washington County offers assistance to those who have been diagnosed with HIV or STDs, providing help with partner notifications and medical referrals for specific STD tests.
There are several STD testing clinics in and around Oakdale that offer screenings and treatment services, such as the Entira Express Clinic on 10th St, and several CVS MinuteClinics in Woodbury.
Some clinics might offer free STD testing or low-cost treatment services, but it may be difficult to book an appointment, and doctor consultation may only be available at an extra charge.
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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.