The HIV rate in Yankton County, whose seat is Yankton City, was recorded at 6.29 per 100,000 persons in 2019.
Chlamydia rates in the county were 307.7 per 100,000 persons for the period spanning from 2012 to 2016, with a majority of the infections being rampant among females aged between 15 to 24 years.
County health reports noted Gonorrhea infections at a rate of 37.0 per 100,000 individuals from 2012 to 2016, with the African Americans, constituting a sizeable proportion of the total infections registered.
The rate of Syphilis infections in the county for the same period was 0.9 per 100,000 persons, which is an indicator of the success of the Yankton County Department of Health efforts in the fight against Syphilis.
Yankton County Department of Health collaborates with health care providers and community-based agencies to ensure underserved populations in the community have access to free and low-cost STD testing and treatment services. It has also established PrEP clinics across the county to offer subsidized PrEP medications for injection drug users and other individuals at risk of contracting HIV.
ConvenientCare and Planned Parenthood – Sioux Falls Clinic are some of the health centers where city residents may check-in for STD/HIV screening services. They may also visit Avera Sacred Heart Hospital or Osmond General Hospital, which also offer sexual health services to city residents.
Sexually active individuals in Yankton City may access free STD testing services in some city hospitals; however, hours may not be convenient for clients with busy schedules, and they may experience long wait times.