SEATTLE (PRWEB) March 09, 2021
Testing.com, a trusted informational guide for medical lab testing and at-home screening, has published a report on the increasing STD cases and resources for addressing this issue in Birmingham. Research experts at Testing.com also evaluated top local organizations with free or low-cost health screening options for residents.
According to the report, Greater Birmingham saw a decrease in chlamydia and gonorrhea cases between 2017 and 2018 and only a slight increase in syphilis cases. Jefferson County ranked 67th in the nation for reported cases of chlamydia in 2018 with 5,121 occurrences while Greater Birmingham saw a significant decline in gonorrhea cases, with 6,892 in 2017 dropping to 5,998 in 2018. In Greater Birmingham, syphilis diagnoses in all stages increased from 314 in 2017 to 344 in 2018.
The report features the following organizations:
Jefferson County Department of Health
1400 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35233
Shelby County Department of Health
2000 County Services Drive
Pelham, Alabama 35124
Magic City Wellness Center
2400 Wellesley Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Multiple Albuquerque locations
Birmingham AIDS Outreach
205 32nd Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Planned Parenthood Southeast Incorporated
1019 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35205
Testing.com’s report aims to educate the public about the current health crisis and encourage people in the community to reach out to local organizations for testing and treatment options. To view the full report, please visit https://www.testing.com/std-testing/birmingham-al/
Testing.com is a trusted guide for lab and at-home testing information and resources. The online platform was launched in 2018 to help educate consumers about various lab tests and health screenings. Testing.com uses comprehensive, data-driven research to deliver content that includes articles on common conditions/diseases, current lab test and at-home screening options, medical testing fees and more. The site is produced by a team of experts that work with healthcare professionals to review and provide the most accurate and up-to-date lab testing information. To learn more, visit https://www.testing.com/.