What are the STI test options in Olathe,KS?
Budget cuts in the public health sector have led to loss of funding for sex ed programs in Kansas. Health officials worry that STD rates will increase even more sharply without these programs.
Many people are advocating for expedited partner therapy—sending a course of antibiotics with a patient for their partner—to help curb the increases. Otherwise, patients get re-infected quickly. Health officials warn all sexually active people to always use protection and get tested often.
In 2017, there were 678 people living with HIV or AIDS in Johnson County. Also in 2017, Johnson County had 2,017 cases of chlamydia, at a rate of 345.1 per 100K people, below the Kansas rate of 466.1. The gonorrhea and (primary and secondary) syphilis rates were 99.4 and 2.6.
The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment on Cherry St provides HIV testing. At least one nonprofit in the area provides free STD testing (HIV and syphilis), but there may be a wait. The Urgency Room in nearby Leawood offers STI testing. CVS MinuteClinic does basic screenings.