The 7th largest city in Georgia, Roswell is part of the Fulton County area meaning it falls in the Atlanta metro area. The CDC released data showing an increase in syphilis outbreaks by 19 percent between 2014 and 2015. That put the rate for Fulton at 45 cases per 100,000 people.
At 450 cases reported by fall of 2016, the county ranks seventh highest for syphilis in the country.
Besides syphilis, Fulton reported 4,990 reports of chlamydia (that’s 500 per 100,000 people) and 2,244 reports for gonorrhea. Further research conducted in 2016 predicted that 1 in 51 Georgians would be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetimes. Public health agencies in the Atlanta area are working hard to promote early and frequent STD screening. It’s recommended to get tested every 6 to 12 months if you engage in sexual activity with multiple partners. Many people with STIs don’t know they have one because of the mild symptoms, so it’s important to discuss your sex life with your doctor and all partners.
The Women’s Clinic of Atlanta has a location on Old Alabama Road in Johns Creek. They provide discreet STI testing at affordable levels for chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, herpes 1 and 2, HIV, and syphilis. Unfortunately, they may not take walk-ins or do same-day testing without an appointment. You may be able to find cheap or free STD testing if you have the time and resources to venture into the Atlanta metro area. Keep in mind that public testing clinics often have long wait times and cannot guarantee same-day testing.
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