Sulphur region has STD statistics perfectly mirrored by Louisiana where it seats. Over the last five years, the region has been ranked among the top three states with the highest sexually transmitted diseases; chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis.
According to the Center for Disease Prevention and Control 2015, syphilis infection rate moved to 15 in 2015 up from 9.8 in 2011 with 190 congenital cases reported over that period and in 1st position statewide. Gonorrhea also came in 1st with an incident rate of 221.1 and chlamydia 2nd with 695.2 cases per 100,000.
Louisiana State reported 628 congenital cases in 2016 out of which 50% resulted in either stillbirth or infant death with many cases of disability and health conditions.
Health authorities in Sulphur, LA have released a brief that all pregnant mothers should be screened for STDs during their first prenatal visit in all health centers – private and public following persistent system failure. Nonetheless, regular testing is encouraged to all sexually active persons in order to make early diagnoses, get treated as most bacterial infections are increasingly becoming resistant to antibiotics.
Louisiana Department of Health has various STD health unit one can call at for STD testing such as a Health center in Louisiana avenue 685 – West Baton Rouge Parish, Pointe Coupee Parrish Unit on 282 B Hospital road in New Roads and Franklin Clinic along Weber street 1115.
Alternatively, there are clinics that might offer free STD testing services in Sulphur, however, walk-in option may not be available, or these health centers may use your income level and area of residency to determine your eligibility for the low-cost services.