According to The Weber County Department of Health, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are the two most prevalent STD’s in Roy, Utah. Unfortunately, the numbers are steadily increasing.
In 2015, diagnosed Chlamydia cases stood at 790 at a prevalence of 329.5, while Gonorrhea cases diagnosed held at 146 at a 60.7 prevalence rate. In 2017, Chlamydia cases had plummeted to a rate of 333 per 100,000 people.
In the same year, recorded Gonorrhea prevalence rose to 99.4 per 100,000 people, a massive increase from 33.8 cases per 100,000 people recorded in 2013. Of these figures, young people aged between 15-25 and men who have sex with other men accounted for the majority of the cases.
However, HIV/AIDS rates in Weber County were lower compared to Chlamydia and Gonorrhea rates. In 2016, HIV prevalence stood at 66.8 per 100,000 people, a decline from 132 per 100,000 people in 2015.
“A steady incline in Chlamydia cases in Weber County over the last few years has been noted. It’s difficult to determine if this increase is due to actual new cases or to increased awareness and screening by medical providers.” Amy Carter, Weber-Morgan Health Department communicable disease and epidemiology nurse
There are several STD testing centers in Roy, Utah. Free STD testing may be offered in some of the public clinics, though prescriptions and after test care might not be available should you test positive.
Some of the available options for you include the Northern Utah HIV-Aids project, Tanner Clinic – Roy, Weber-Morgan Health Department, Ogden and Planned Parenthood Association of Utah.