What are the STI test options in Overland Park,KS?
Overland Park is the second most populated city in Kansas, and home to Sprint. Though part of the Kansas City metropolitan area, its STD rates are lower than Kansas City’s.
In 2015, Johnson County had an HIV prevalence rate of 125 per 100K people. But don’t get too smug—since HIV is preventable, that number should be zero. Health officials believe people have become complacent about HIV and other STDs since the 1980s AIDS scare has faded away and people with the virus are living longer due to treatment.
As far as bacterial STIs are concerned, Johnson County had 2,017 chlamydia cases in 2017, at a rate of 345.1 per 100K people. The gonorrhea and (primary and secondary) syphilis rates were 99.4 and 2.6.
Health officials urge sexually active people to be tested often, even if they are not showing any symptoms.
There are some STD-testing clinics in Overland Park and surrounding areas. There is one nonprofit that provides free STD testing, but only for HIV and syphilis (you’ll have to go elsewhere for treatment). Planned Parenthood is located on 109th St. They test for STIs and treat all except HIV, and your fee is on a sliding scale based on your income. The CVS MinuteClinic does basic STD screenings.
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