Lee County ranks among the southwestern Virginia counties with relatively low STD cases. Even so, chlamydia was the most prevalent, while syphilis cases remained stably low.
According to STD data provided by County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, Lee county officials recorded a 16.5% decrease in chlamydia rates in 2015-2016. That was a decrease from 29 occurrences to 24 new cases.
Furthermore, another 2015 Syphilis Surveillance Report by the Virginia Department of Health indicated that Lee County reported a small increase in the syphilis rate from 3.9 to 4.0 (2012-2015). That makes the county fall among the areas with the lowest syphilis rates in southwest VA.
Men who have sex with men (MSM) Are significantly affected by STDs. “Start Talking. Stop HIV” is a program designed for gays and bisexuals to urge them to talk to their partners freely regarding their HIV status and prevention. STSH offers them tips and tools to practice openness effectively.
Getting screened and tested allows you to access proper STD care to prevent transmissions and adverse health outcomes. If you’d like to get tested, you may visit one LEWISCO Health District Clinics. For instance, the Lee County Health Department STD Unit located along Hill St, Jonesville.
The others include the Wise County and Norton City Health Department STD Clinic along Robert St SW, and the Scott County Health Department on Beech St, Gate City.
You can choose to visit other low-cost clinics that may render free STD testing in Rose Hill. However, some tests and screenings may require extra money, and clients may have to put up with long, inconsistent waiting hours.