Chatham County reported an HIV prevalence rate of 667 per 100,000 residents in 2015. This makes it one of the most sexually diseased counties in the state, though it’s certainly not the only one.
According to a CDC analysis completed in 2016, if the current rates continue then 1 in every 51 residents of this state will be diagnosed with HIV at some point in their life.
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea incident rates are also on the rise, which is why it is important to visit a public or private STD testing center.
From the JC Lewis Primary Health Care Center on Fahm Street to Planned Parenthood on East 71st Street, it’s not difficult to locate a testing center. Some centers have free STD testing but medication often costs and is not always covered by insurance.
If you prefer to take a little drive you can locate the Georgia Department of Public Health in Springfield or Richmond Hill, or the ACCESS Network Incorporated in Ridgeland.