Two NC States Among Worst Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Two NC States Among Worst Sexually Transmitted Diseases

A recent study revealed that Greensboro and Charlotte are among the 25 states with the most cases of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in the US.

This was reported by Innerbody Research after it released the results of its sixth annual study, ranking the top 100 US states for STDs.

The report is based on recently released STD statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

According to data released by the agency, Greensboro presents 1,013 cases of STDs, 12th in a row.

Credit: Innerbody Research

Charlotte ranks 13th with one fewer STD case: 1,012.

First places

The Innerbody Research Report indicates that the city with the highest STD rate was Memphis, Tennessee, followed by Alcia, Mississippi, which moved into second place.

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Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis topped the list of all common new sexually transmitted infections.

Treatment

Local North Carolina health departments offer free and confidential STD screening and clinic services.

Counseling and testing services are also provided by testing agencies and non-traditional testing, testing and reporting agencies in every state.

Also, there are none that provide a secure and confidential service.

One of them is the Triad Health Project.

The organization has offices in Greensboro (801 Summit Avenue, Greensboro) and Summit Point (501 Westwood). Enter the following link to schedule your appointment and check opening hours: http://bit.ly/41mKp1f

While in Charlotte, get a free test at the Mecklenburg County Health Department’s Northwest Clinic A (2845 Beatties Ford Rd).

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Another location is at the Mecklenburg County Health Department Southeast Clinic A (249 Billingsley Rd).

What are sexually transmitted diseases?

Sexually transmitted infections or Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are spread mainly through unprotected sexual contact. Some examples are chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, human papillomavirus (HPV), syphilis, and HIV.

Some STIs or STDs can also be transmitted during pregnancy and childbirth and through infected blood or blood products.

“Getting tested for HIV is considered something out of the ordinary of the Spanish community, because they think it’s a religious subject, and they think only people living with someone of the same sex,” Reina Rodríguez, doctor e. Department of Health Winston-Salem.

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Rodríguez believes that the Spanish community has many prejudices in this regard. Rodríguez said that despite living in the United States in Spanish, they still do not accept to talk about HIV tests.

Questions about tests, STDs, HIV? Call 704-432-TEST (8378).

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