Sapulpa, whose parts cover partly Creek County and others in Tulsa County, has been experiencing a surge in sexually transmitted diseases incidences for the last five years in a row.
According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, 21,025 new cases of Chlamydia were reported in 2015, 70.9% of which were women 29.1% men and with 8,279 cases of people between 20 and 24 years. This was 15% increase from 2013.
Gonorrhea reported 6,542 new diagnoses, 34.55 of which were blacks or African Americans, 9 times that of whites. There was a 77.1 increase from 2013 in syphilis new infection to have a total of 209 cases in 2015, males accounted for 90%.
Notably, STD infection rates steeply increased among the 30 years and older population 32% of new HIV diagnoses in 2016 people of between 40-49 years.
Advent of improved drugs for both pre and post exposure, ignorance, lack of information and risky sexual behaviors pointed to these statistics. Sapulpa Health Division has STD prevention and Control programs to respond to these challenges.
Federally approved STD clinics in Sapulpa include Sapulpa Indian Health Center based on 1125 E Cleveland avenue in Sapulpa Oklahoma, Creek County Health Department in Sapulpa along 1808 S Hickory street and the Planned Parenthood Tulsa Center on Pine Street 205 E Suite 5.
One may also consider to go for tests in nearby clinics which may offer free STD testing services, however, some of these health facilities might not all STDs and they may charge you for some of the tests. Other times, the clinics may operation at inconvenient hours and the test results may not be immediate.