What are the STI test options in Tupelo,MS?
Tupelo, the largest city in Lee County. 7th largest in the state and conveniently located less than 2 hours from Memphis and Birmingham. In this area, between 2013 and 2017, sexually transmitted diseases and infections (STD/Is) have increased dramatically across the board.
In that time, the region saw a 26% increase in chlamydia. The rate per 100K people in 2013 was 577.4. Fast forward to 2017 and that rate is up to 710 per 100,000. That’s no small amount and yet that’s the bacterial infection growing the least quickly in Tupelo. Gonorrhea is next, up by an astounding 80%. The 2013 rate was 179.9, up to 509.8 per 100,000 people in 2017. Primary and secondary syphilis skyrocketed by almost 300%, the rate was 0 in 2013, now it’s 10.6 per 100,000.
In a piece of better news, HIV rates for Tupelo are steady if not decreasing.
Medical professionals in Mississippi wonder if this trend might stem from the increased use of dating apps and the proliferation of hookup culture. Since so many infections are most common in the 15-24 age group, but the problem is likely one of subpar sexual education. Doctors recommend open and frank communication between all sexual partners, and early/regular testing as most illnesses of this nature can be treated fairly easily if caught early enough.
There are a couple of affordable screening options in the Tupelo area. Any Lab Test on W. Franklin, and Parkgate Pregnancy Clinic on Industrial Road, amongst them. Many clinics offer sliding pay scales or include free STD testing for those who qualify and can even return your results in as little as 1-2 days.
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