What are the STI test options in Valdosta,GA?
Valdosta, Georgia ranks as the 87th most sexually diseased city nationwide. Present numbers have reached a disease rate of 880 cases of sexually transmitted diseases per 100,000 residents. This meant there were, within a one year time span, 1,008 new cases of STDs diagnosed in the city of Valdosta.
So not only does the state of Georgia sit in a hotbed of STD transmission, the city’s disease rate outpaces both national and statewide averages.
Valdosta has many choices, from the Georgia Department of Public Health on South Patterson Street to the Behavioral Health Services of South Georgia on North Oak Street, and many more.
Many locations host testing and educational events for STD awareness campaigns, including the month of April, which is the nationally recognized STD Awareness Month, and on December 1st, which is World AIDS Day. Free STD testing is an option for those that qualify. Long term infection can lead to serious health consequences that include infertility, bodily infections, and life-threatening conditions.
Fortunately, most sexually transmitted diseases are easily cured with early diagnosis and proper treatment, which is why regular testing is so important.
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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.