A rise in sexually transmitted disease levels in Vicksburg, the county seat of Warren County in western Mississippi, has been recorded in recent years. In 2014, a chlamydia incidence rate of 746.1 per 100,000 residents of Warren County was recorded.
In 2013, 91 cases of gonorrhea were reported in Warren County. By 2017, gonorrhea incidence doubled to 206 recorded cases and a prevalence rate of 440.5 per 100,000, a 56% increase.
HIV/AIDS prevalence in Warren County is also on the rise, with a prevalence rate of 32.1 and 15 new cases recorded in 2017. This is a 26.7% increase from the number of new cases recorded in 2013. In 2009, 32 residents aged 13 years or older were reportedly living with HIV in Warren County. In 2015, 34 residents were living with HIV.
Mississippi State Department of Health partners with other clinics, academic institutions, and community-based organizations to provide essential testing services, prevention education, and support for people diagnosed with the most common STDs.
The County Health Department provides vital testing and support services at the Warren County Health Department clinic on Monroe St.
Other available options include the Vicksburg-Warren Family Health Clinic on Mission Park Dr and the MEA Primary Care Medical Clinic on Clay St.
Some clinics in and around Vicksburg in Warren County might offer low-cost or free STD testing, but follow-up consultations and treatments may cost extra. It might not always be possible to have a walk-in appointment either.