Teays Valley, WV, is a census-designated palace in Putnam County, and the county has in the recent past noted fluctuating STD statistics. In 2020, the HIV prevalence rate was 33 per 100,000 persons, a moderate increase from the 26 registered in the previous year.
The county continued to report an unsettled pattern of Chlamydia incidents over the years. There was a slight rise from 70 infections in 2015 to 89 new diagnoses in 2016. Later in 2017, the cases slowly dropped to 78.
Gonorrhea infections in the county were lower than Chlamydia and HIV, with the total count constant between 2015 and 2016. The newly diagnosed individuals were 11 in 2015 and 2016, then a surge to 26 positive cases reported in 2017.
In collaboration with the health department, the public health officials in Putnam County focus on high-impact prevention activities, including counseling, testing, referrals, and activities to engage partners of HIV/STD positive persons to know their status. The health care providers plan to create structural interventions such as condom and literature distribution to high-risk individuals, including MSM, IDUs, and heterosexuals.
Suppose you want to know your sexual status. In that case, you can visit one of the health facilities in the city that offer comprehensive sexual health services, such as MedExpress Urgent Care, Planned Parenthood, and Putnam County Wic Program.
Although you may find various clinics in the city offering free STD testing, setbacks you may encounter include irregular hours and availability, and prescriptions might not be available if you test positive.