Marion County’s share of 2017 STD cases consisted of: 1,669 cases of chlamydia, 525 cases of gonorrhea, 123 cases of syphilis, 17 cases of AIDS and HIV, 38 cases of chronic hepatitis B, and 471 cases of hepatitis C.
A statement from the National Coalition of STD Directors indicates that the rise in STDs comes at a time when health departments are least prepared to handle it due to cuts in prevention programs and services at the federal, state, and local levels.
Don’t wait for symptoms to seek out testing. Good health begins with preventative measures.
Throughout Salem there are many options that include free STD testing for residents with i.d. , from the Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette on Wolverine Street Northeast to the Oregon Department of Human Services located on Center Street. Oregon Reminders offers a free service to provide customized reminders for testing, medications, and prescription refills.