New Madrid County is home to Sikeston and has displayed consistently changing statistics over the past years. For instance, HIV cases had a surge from 12 reported new infections in 2017 to 18 cases in 2018. The incidents in 2019 were the same as those of the previous year.
Chlamydia’s positive diagnoses showcased a modest upward surge from 84 incidents in 2017 to 95 new infections in 2018. 2019 recorded the highest number of positive diagnoses, 106 cases, amongst the three years.
Gonorrhea incidents had a slight addition from 54 cases in 2017 to 61 new infections. The number of positive diagnoses increased by one case from the previous year’s total.
Syphilis cases recorded in 2017 and 2018 were two new infections for each year, and this saw a minute increase to three positive diagnoses in 2019.
New Madrid County Health Department joined forces with other county departments to eradicate challenges residents face, including STD infections. The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program helps people with chronic illnesses such as HIV/AIDS seek workable treatment solutions such as quality nutritional meals and mediation advancements. The STD programs entail STD testing, treatment, and counseling services as well as partner notification solutions.
Visitors and residents seeking STD services in Sikeston may get served at the nearby medical facilities such as the Pregnancy Resource Center of Sikeston, SEMO Health Network, and Planned Parenthood – Reproductive Health Services of PPSLR.
Although you may not suffer extra costs while receiving free STD testing services, some of the challenges of these benefits include delayed test results and a lack of doctor consultation services.