What are the STI test options in Saint Petersburg,FL?
The US is in the midst of an STI epidemic. In 2017, Pinellas County had a bacterial STD rate of 639.2 per 100K people. This was under the general Florida rate, but it’s still too high and needs to go down. The HIV statistics are more worrying.
In 2015, Florida had the most diagnoses of HIV of any US state, and Pinellas County had 4,148 people living with HIV or AIDS, with a rate of 496 per 100K people. Men who have sex with men are most at-risk (as they are for syphilis), but a number of young people, including teenagers, are being diagnosed each year.
Health officials recommend comprehensive sex education for youth, and that every sexually active individual use condoms consistently and go for testing at regular intervals.
In 2017, 4,188 people in Pinellas County were diagnosed with chlamydia and 1,574 with gonorrhea. Search engine data indicates that Floridians in general are worried about herpes.
You can go for testing in several locations around St. Pete. Some provide free STD testing for HIV only. For same-day STI testing, you can go to AFC Urgent Care on Pinellas Park, among other options. Metro Inclusive Health, located on 3rd Ave, provides HIV and Hep C testing, and they also screen for other STIs.
HIV testing is also available at many Out of the Closet thrift stores (call the store closest to you to see if they do it). And there are many more options in St. Pete and in Clearwater, so you are sure to find a clinic near you.
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