What are the STI test options in Salem,VA?
Sexually transmitted diseases in Roanoke County have taken a toll on the population, making it a matter of concern for county officials. Chlamydia is the most prevalent, followed by gonorrhea, and syphilis.
According to a 2017 health news report on The Roanoke Times, chlamydia cases among teens (15-19 years) had drastically spiked, taking the rate to two times the state rate in 2012. Roanoke ranked No. 4 in gonorrhea rates. Among teenagers, the rate was four times the morbidity in Virginia.
The 2015 report by the Virginia Department of Health indicated that Salem city recorded six (6) incidences of early syphilis, with a rate of 23.5 per 100,000 persons.
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program creates strategic HIV prevention programs that aims to offer quality primary care and support services to persons living with HIV, both uninsured and underinsured. Also, Ryan White Foundation operates the AIDS Drug Assistance Program for low-cost medication and drugs.
Salem residents have several clinical options where they can get STD/HIV testing. For example, the Council of Community Services at 502 Campbell Ave may provide access to HIV/STDs care services, prevention and education information. You may also get screened or tested for Hepatitis C.
Alternatively, you can go to the Planned Parenthood Roanoke Health Center at 2207 Peters Creek Rd. The clinic may provide STD services, including screenings on genital warts, herpes, and trichomoniasis.
You can also visit nearby clinics which might offer free STD testing in Salem. Some downsides of the free testing are that the services may depend on income and welfare eligibility. Also, doctors may not be available in case of consultation services.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.