What are the Free or Low Cost STI test options in Van Buren,AR?
Van Buren is the second largest city in Arkansas- Oklahoma area with approximately 23,691 people in an area of 42.15square kilometers is one of the densely populated areas in Arkansas. From statistics, such areas record high STD infection rates. In 2015, Arkansas was ranked 30th for HIV prevalence with 258 new diagnoses.
According to the CDC Annual STD Report, statistics for chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis the major infectious diseases have been falling and rising in the past decade. However, the figures are still high with Chlamydia having an incidence rate of 545 in 2015 ranked 8th; in 2019 Arkansas had 17,320 new diagnoses at the rate of 579.6.
Arkansas has one again found itself on the list of STD prevalence rates that are alarming calling for public health attention. According to the County Health Rankings, Arkansas was 55th for health outcomes ranked by county and 27th for healthy factors as blueprint to great success in STD prevention and control.
The Centre for Disease Prevention and Control through the federal government has been funding the Arkansas State Health Department to conduct tested programs for HIV and STD prevention efforts in Van Buren.
STD testing services entail lab tests, HPV vaccines, treatment and counselling services. Public health centers to consider include various Arkansas Department of Health satellite operations in Southeast in Forrest City, Northeast on 119 main street Harrisburg, and Southeast offices based at Hicky Street Marianna among many others.
Some local clinics might provide free STD testing and screening services, but the centers might experience long queues and you may have to deal with inconsistent opening and operating hours. Sometimes, the health centers may delay services for than two weeks.
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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.