What are the STI test options in St. Augustine,FL?
In 2015, there were 317 people living with HIV or AIDS in St. Johns County, with a prevalence rate of 165 per 100K people, a small fraction of Florida’s rate of 615. But don’t get too smug, St. Augustine. That number should still be coming down. Also, there are people out there who haven’t been tested yet.
Once it is determined that a person is HIV-positive, they can be put on PEP to suppress the viral load. Their partner can take PrEP to lower their chances of becoming infected. But that’s not an excuse to stop using protection. PrEP cannot prevent you from getting other STIs.
In 2017, 698 people in St. Johns County were diagnosed with chlamydia, at a rate of 304.4 per 100K people, below Florida’s rate of 486.8. The gonorrhea and infectious syphilis rates were 59.8 and 4.4.
You can be tested at the St Johns County Health Department on San Sebastian View or the CVS MinuteClinic. There’s also MedOne Urgent Care on Ponce De Leon Blvd. There are many more options closer to Jacksonville.
Also, keep an eye on the calendars of local events and you may be able to catch a free STD testing event. They sometimes happen around STD Awareness Month or any awareness campaign.