What are the STI test options in Tucker,GA?
Tucker, George continues to carry the statewide public health burden due to the rise in sexually transmitted diseases. The city has gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis as the common STD although HIV, HPV, Herpes, trichomonas among many other are prevalent in a smaller scope.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 2,381 new HIV diagnoses in Georgia in 2015. Syphilis new infection rate increased from 6.9 in 2011 to 14.0 per 100,000 in 2015, gonorrhea has a rate of 158.3 while chlamydia had a rate of 570.8 per 100,000 ranking Georgia 7th in prevalence Statewide.
The report shows high rates among mother who transmit syphilis to their child at birth with 84 cases recorded between 2011 and 2015. Chlamydia majorly affected women twice as men with women having an infection rate of 779.5 cases per 100,000 people compared to that of men 349.3 cases per 100,000.
Georgia States Health Department has enacted control, investigation, monitoring and service delivery measures and programs for STD control and prevention. CDC funded the initiatives with more than $ 25 million for all calls from medical equipment, research, medication to education and public awareness.
Public health facilities within the County offer confidential and comprehensive lab test for STDs. For instance, you may consider visiting Clarkston Community Health Center along the 3700 Market Street on Suite E1 and Georgia Medical and Health Clinic at 2362 Main street Tucker for STD services.
Moreover, there are some clinics that may provide free STD testing within the area. This however, is not enticing because their provision may depend your level of income and you might deal with inconsistent wait times.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.