What are the STI test options in Sioux Falls,SD?
Health officials are concerned about the rising STD rates in the Sioux Falls area, even among children, and they worry it could lead to a health crisis. They say that people became lax about using protection after the AIDS scare of the ’80s ebbed, and funding for public health was cut.
Also, since some STDs are asymptomatic, people might not come in to be tested until the disease has progressed, and they may have passed it on to other people.
The Sioux Falls area had 29 HIV cases in 2016, as well as 1,225 chlamydia cases, 376 gonorrhea cases, and 38 syphilis cases. A local campaign called Protect Your Parts attempts to fight the rising STD rates by teaching people how and where to get tested, educating people about risk factors, and pointing out where to get free condoms. There are often free STD testing events as well.
There are a few STD-testing clinics in Sioux Falls. The South Dakota Department of Health provides HIV and STD testing and counseling. Contact their office on North West Ave. They also operate a family-planning office at the Falls Community Health Center, which offers STI screening on a sliding fee scale. You can find them on Main Ave.
Heartland Health Resource Center, on 49th St, provides rapid HIV testing, and they provide monetary assistance for treatment.
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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.