It is regrettable that St. Louis County health professionals continue to report significant counts of STD incidences in the region. The STD prevalence has disproportionately hit the county with the inner north sub-county being an STI hotbed.
According to a 2017 Annual STI Analysis Report by the St. Louis County Public Health, the county recorded an 8% increase in chlamydia rate in 2016-2017, from 570.2 per 100,000 populations to 618.1, with a corresponding 6,184 incidences.
Furthermore, there 2,609 incidences of gonorrhea in St. Louis in 2017. Among these, 1,489 new cases occurred among men at a prevalence of 313.9. Women accounted for 1,120 cases. The corresponding rate was 212.9.
“HIV Screening. Standard Care” is a program that calls on primary caregivers (family practice doctors, internal medicine, nurses, and doctors’ assistants) to offer HIV testing services as a routine service during patient visits.
Luckily, St. Louis has many STI testing centers which you can visit for screening services. For example, you can the St. Louis County Health Center located along N Hanley Rd, Berkeley; S Lindbergh Blvd, Sunset Hills; and Jennings Station Rd, Pine Lawn.
You also have the following alternative options: The Planned Parenthood Clinics. One is located along Forest Park Ave, S Grand, and Mid Rivers Mall Center Dr in St. Peters. For testing only, the Williams & Associated Center on N Kings Hwy is an option.
Further, you can consider other clinics within Spanish Lake that may offer free STD testing, although it might be difficult to conceal the reason for your visit. Also, aftercare prescriptions for clients who test positive may not be available on-site.