There were 28 new HIV cases reported in 2016, indicating a rate of 11 percent per 100,000 persons. The number then reduced to 26 cases at 3.2 percent in the year 2017. On HIV prevalence disease rate, 468 cases were reported in 2017 at a rate of 12.2 percent.
In 2016, 749 cases of Chlamydia were reported at a rate of 289.6 per 100,000 persons whereas the cases shot up to 770 cases at a rate of 289.1 per 100,000 persons in 2017. It was noted that the infections were the highest in females at 73.0 percent in 2017.
Syphilis cases were higher in the male population than the female population. There were 20 cases of syphilis reported in 2016 at a rate of 7.8 percent of the population and the number had multiplied to 22 cases at 8.3 percent in the following year.
The Benton County Department of Health has incentivized HIV testing providers in order to provide specialized services to reduce late HIV diagnoses. Such specialized services include; periodic targeted testing events, collaboration with community organizations to host satellite testing sites, marketing, and outreach.
To get medical attention on STD/HIV infection, there are some Health Centers in Rodgers City you can visit.
These include Benton County Health Department, Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas, and Siloam Springs Regional Hospital.
Free STD testing, screening, and treatment may be available in some health care facilities. However, such services are dependent on income and welfare eligibility, thus, only the medically underserved can access the services in such cases.