What are the STI test options in Tybee Island-Wilmington,GA?
Tybee Island is under the HIV and STD scourge that has affected reported 2 million cases annually in the United States of America. Georgia has been ranked 5th for new diagnosis in HIV (2,381 cases in 2015), 2nd for syphilis prevalence rate of 14 cases per 100,000 people, 6th and 7th respectively for chlamydia (570.8 per 100,000) and gonorrhea (158.3 per 100,000) new cases.
According to the CDC 2016 report, more than 50% of the new diagnosis were young people of between 15 and 24 years of age. Young adults who engaged in men to men sex accounted for 68.3%, heterosexuals at 25%, young people injecting drugs accounted for 4% while those who combine bisexual activities with drug user where 1.6% of the total number of young adults with new diagnosis.
The report further highlights that primary and secondary syphilis was common among men while congenital syphilis affected new born baby with 84 cases being reported in 2015. Chlamydia hit women 2.2 times more than men at a comparable rate of 779.5 to 349.3 in men in 2015.
The States Department of Health has rolled out community focused initiatives for STD screening and testing. Their control and prevention measures include diagnosis, medication, post exposure vaccine and support services.
Georgia Department of Public Health, JC Lewis Primary Health Care Centre and Union Mission Incorporated Phoenix are some public health facilities that offer confidential and effective STD screen and testing services you can consider.
Some local clinics within Tybee Island and entire Georgia may offer free STD screening. The downside of these services may dependent on income and welfare eligibility. Besides, the tests results may involve 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.