What are the STI test options in Sparks,NV?
Local health authorities in Sparks, NV continue to record rising numbers of STD transmissions in the city. That’s based on the trending numbers of Washoe County, NV. The most prevalent STDs in the county include syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia.
According to a report released by the Washoe County Health District, incidents of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis rose by about 40% in 2013. Between 2012 and 2016, the rate of syphilis was particularly a concern with 33 incidences, though chlamydia was the most reported with over 2,000 cases.
A new 2018 study by the Washoe County Health indicated an upward trend in syphilis cases. The rate of syphilis was alarmingly at 230%, while gonorrhea and chlamydia cases recorded 48% and 20% respectively.
The increase in these rates was because of increased testing, improved reporting by health facilities, inconsistent use of condoms, and widespread use of online dating apps, which makes it challenging to contact hook-up partners.
To prevent and control STD transmissions, the county health provides public clinics that may offer free STD testing and screening, including treatment if need be. Nonetheless, consulting a doctor may come at an extra cost. The health workers in these facilities may also expend high-risk counseling to the vulnerable groups.
You may also receive confidential STD testing in one of the locally available urgent care clinics. Their testing services may cover almost all STDs. You’ll have the test done within a few minutes, although you’ll have to wait for about 48 hours to get them.
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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.