What are the STI test options in Wichita,KS?
STDs have reached rates of 417.6 cases of chlamydia per 100,000 residents and 115.2 cases of gonorrhea per 100,000 residents. Even syphilis, which was almost eradicated two decades ago, is making a strong comeback in recent years.
Last year there were 141 cases of HIV, 15 cases of Hepatitis C, and 5 cases of Hepatitis A – a decline in reported numbers from the previous year. Unfortunately, the 21 cases of Hepatitis B, 124 cases of syphilis, 12,160 cases of chlamydia, and 3,353 cases of gonorrhea were an increase from the previous year’s data.
In response, many clinics – especially those at the public health level – are engaging with efforts to increase education and understanding of STD risks and preventative practices with the hope of seeing declining numbers.
April is the national STD Awareness Month, and during this time many clinics and organizations try to hold special testing and educational services for little to no cost.
Free STD testing includes screenings for HIV but you may have to pay if you want a full panel test.
The Wichita area offers many testing locations, including: Positive Directions Incorporated on South Commerce Street, Hunter Health Clinic Incorporated on North Market, and KU Medical Center on North Minneapolis.
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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.