The annual HIV surveillance report showed that Wright County had a steady count of one new HIV infection in both 2018 and 2019.
Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in Wright County. The health department noted a significant increase in the number of new cases in 2019 as compared to the previous year. The health department reported 307 new infections at a prevalence rate of 246.0 in 2019, higher than the 260 cases at a prevalence rate of 209.0 recorded in 2018.
In 2018, the surveillance team reported 45 gonorrhea cases at a prevalence rate of 36.0. The count of infections dropped by two as the county reported 43 cases at a prevalence rate of 34.0 in 2019.
Syphilis cases in Wright County depicted a constant number of infections in both 2018 and 2019. The health department recorded 6 new cases for both years.
The public health department in Wright County focuses on controlling the spread of HIV and STDs by offering free or low-cost STD screening and referrals for diagnosis, prevention education and information, surveillance, and case management services.
Residents in St. Michael can seek STD screening and treatment services at Planned Parenthood – Brooklyn Park Clinic, Options for Women – Cornerstone, and Stellis Health – Albertville-St Michael Clinic.
Some facilities provide free STD testing and treatment services, but the eligibility may entirely depend on your level of income and welfare. Also, bookable appointments might not be an option.