Chlamydia was the most frequent STI in 2017 with 10,135 reported cases. In 2008, the rate of Chlamydia had increased by 44 percent to a rate of 326 cases per 100,000 persons. The rate was higher in the 15 to 19-year-old age group.
Gonorrhea was the second most commonly reported STD in West Jordan. 2,541 cases of Gonorrhea were reported in 2017. There was a 40 percent increase of Gonorrhea cases in 2004 and 2006 during which the rate reached its highest point of 35.2 cases per 100,000.
There was an increase in Syphilis rate from the year 2008 to 2010 from 0.9 cases per 100,000 to 2.3 per 100, 000 respectively. From the year 2012, the rate of Syphilis increased to 3.7 cases per 100, 0000.
By partnering with the state and local partners, the County Health Department has initiated STD programs that seek to reduce the rate of STDs through education, screening, treatment, and surveillance of STIs.
There are numerous STD testing facilities in West Jordan that residents can visit. These include both private and public.
Granger Medical West Jordan, Jordan Meadows medical Center and South Jordan Center are among the available options that offer STD testing services.
For free STD testing, you can take advantage of the frequent awareness campaigns that occur in the area. It’s advisable to keep time though since there could be long waiting lines at times.