What are the STI test options in Plant City,FL?
Plant City, in the northeastern part of Hillsborough County in Florida, is home to just under 40,000 people. It is a community that has struggled back from disastrous STD and HIV prevalence rates in recent years.
Despite this progress, however, there continues to be an increase in both rates. During the five-year period between 2012 and 2016, the area saw HIV prevalence grow by 5.1% while the STD rate grew 6.6%. Chlamydia and gonorrhea comprised the entirety of this growth and overwhelmed a reduced prevalence rate for all forms of syphilis.
Still, from 2016 to 2018, the rate of increase for HIV rates in this community have dropped by 5%. While they maintain an upward climb of 1.1% they are improving.
The middle ground between Lakeland and Brandon, Plant City is a snapshot of the County as a whole and any effort needs to start there if change is going to be possible.
There are a number of places in Plant City and its surrounding communities where people can find STD and HIV testing and resources. They include the Planned Parenthood clinic in Lakeland, Lakeland Health Care, on Edgewood Drive in that city.
In addition, people can visit Lakeland Primary Care, a division of Central Florida Health Care. Suncoast Community Health Centers Incorporated maintains Plant City Family Care on East Baker Street if people want a location closer to home.
Free STD testing may not include doctor consultation, rapid test results, or appointments. Make sure you know all the details before going for testing.
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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.