The West Fargo city in North Dakota has an estimated population of over 37,000 people, within a total area of 14.72 sq. meters is currently experiences a high spread of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Among the commonly reported STD cases include gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis.
According to a Centers for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (CDC), young people aged between 15 and 25 years are the hardest hit due to their early engagement in sex. 20.3% and 33% of the 9th and 10th graders respectively were already sexually active making them susceptible to undesirable health outcomes.
The CDC report showed Chlamydia as the most prevalent STD. 562.6 new diagnosis among women were reported yearly with men at 298.4 per 100,000 populations.
According to the report, West Fargo was ranked 29th nationally with chlamydia and gonorrhea prevalence. On the flip, Syphilis cases were om the minimally low with only 1.5 per 100,000 cases reported for Primary and Secondary syphilis and none for congenital syphilis.
The Health Authorities at West Fargo are on an aggressive project targeting alleviation and control of new sexually transmitted infections and diseases. Public campaign has been rolled out to offer education, encourage people for STD testing and measures to curb the diseases have already been rolled out.
You can get STD testing by visiting medical facility in West Fargo, North Dakota. Essential health clinic, Fargo Cass, Fargo Family Healthcare and Sanford West Fargo Clinic are some facilities you may visit for STI testing.
Some healthy facilities within the locality may provide free STD testing. However, the services are on the high demand and you might be required to prior arrangements to receive the services. In addition, your income level and residency may determine your eligibility.