What are the STI test options in St. George,UT?
There has been a reduction of HIV cases from the year 2007 to 2016. At the end of 2016, 333 cases of people living with HIV were reported. According to the report, 69.4 percent were male, and 34.8 percent were aged between 50-59 years old.
The rate of Gonorrhea fluctuated from 1998 to 2011. Since 2012 to 2017, it has been increasing every year. There were 137.1 cases per 100,000 people of Gonorrhea reported in 2017; a 301 percent increase since 2009.
The rates were highest among males 25-34 year, partly due to high rates among men who have sex with men (MSM).
In the year 2017, 9.2 cases of Syphilis were reported per 100,000 persons, which was a 300 percent increase since 2009. The rate of syphilis was higher in the male population.
The 2017 Washington County Department of Health reported that STDs comprised 72 percent of the communicable diseases reported in St George City. The department’s efforts to raise awareness on STDs through financial facilitation of the ongoing programs and development of control interventions among the high-risk groups remains a top priority.
STD testing, treatment, and vaccination services are available in both private and public health centers in St George City.
Doctor Volunteer Clinic and South Utah Institute of Health of St George have trained staff who offer quality STD testing and counseling.
Children and adolescents younger than age 19 qualify for the Vaccine for Children (VFC) program that provides free testing and free vaccines. However, individuals above 19 who have no health insurance are charged normal fees.