What are the STI test options in Santa Fe,NM?
Santa Fe is known for their arts, culture, and more recently, their amazing food. A ranking they’re probably less pleased about is that New Mexico snagged 5th on the list for most sexually diseased states.
According to the most recent data, gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia are all sharply on the rise in the Santa Fe area.
Chlamydia, the most common STI, was reported at a rate of 435.6 cases per 100,000 people. Also, HIV rates for Santa Fe County are currently higher than all other counties in New Mexico at 271 per 100,000 people.
The reason chlamydia is such a problem despite not always having symptoms is that this bacterial infection can cause irreversible damage. Woman are especially at risk for infertility caused by untreated cases of chlamydia. Regular STD testing is a must for sexually active people and it gets more important the more partners you have.
The New Mexico Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Prevention Program seeks to reduce and prevent these high occurrences of STIs. Health officials of the Santa Fe area believe the high influx of infections is partially due to today’s dating or “hook-up” culture. The CDC fears the trend will only grow as antibiotic-resistant strains of gonorrhea are now surfacing.
Planned Parenthood of Santa Fe on St. Michael’s Drive offers a full range of STD testing, diagnosis, treatment, and preventions. Bacterial vaginosis, chlamydia, genital warts, gonorrhea, herpes, syphilis, and HIV. Some STD testing and treatments may be covered by your insurance, so bring that info with you to your appointment. Alternatively, you can check out the Southwest CARE Center on Harkle road. They’re a medical clinic dedicated to providing judgement-free STI and HIV testing, prevention, and treatment. For chances of finding free STD testing in the Santa Fe area, check out community boards and calendars, especially during STD awareness month in April.
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