What are the STI test options in Winston-Salem,NC?
2018 was a bad year across the US, with a spike in STDs. North Carolina was one of the most diseased states, ranking at #6 for chlamydia, #5 for gonorrhea, and #8 for syphilis.
Winston-Salem ranked #76 on the list of the most sexually diseased cities in the US.
As of 2017, there were 1,670 people living with HIV or AIDS in Forsyth County, with an average rate of 21.6 new diagnoses each year. In 2018, there were 2,690 new cases of chlamydia and 1,088 new cases of gonorrhea. It’s important to make sure you don’t become a part of those statistics.
Luckily, there are lots of options for STI testing in Winston-Salem. If you attend Winston-Salem State University, you can visit a mobile health clinic on campus every other Wednesday. Nia Community Action Center Incorporated offers HIV tests in their clinic on Marshall St. Planned Parenthood, located on Maplewood Ave., tests for all STDs and provides treatment for all of them except for HIV.
There is free STD testing at the county level. Note that public clinics often have long waits, increasing the likelihood that someone will see you there. If that’s an issue for you, maybe another option would be better.
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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.