What are the STI test options in Richfield,MN?
Hennepin County has experienced a substantial increase in STD cases over the years. In 2017, 8,156 incidences of Chlamydia were reported in the county at a rate of 708 per 100,000 cases. This was a substantial growth from the 7,575 incidences reported in the previous year at a rate of 657 per 100,000 cases.
3,028 incidences of Gonorrhoea were reported with a rate of 263 per 100,000 cases in 2017. In 2016, 2,455 incidences were reported at a rate of 213 per 100,000 cases. Residents aged 15-24 years had the highest risk number of cases.
HIV rates in the county remain high with 130 people diagnosed with the virus at a rate of 11.3 per 100,000 cases. 4,613 residents were found to be living with HIV/AIDS with a rate of 400.3 per 100,000 cases.
The Minnesota Department of Health STD manager, Krissie Guerard, urges sexually active residents and those who do drug injection to get tested at least once a year since most people assume they only need to get tested when they notice symptoms.
Planned Parenthood-Richfield clinic, located in Lyndale Avenue, Richfield and First Care Pregnancy Center are some of the clinics available in the area where you can get STD testing and treatment.
You might be fortunate enough to bump into a clinic offering free STD testing services. However, prescription, after you’re tested positive, might not be provided for free. The tests might also depend on your income.
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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.