The CDC released their 2016 STD Surveillance Report. Louisiana has ranked number 1 in Primary and Secondary Syphillis. The rates in Louisiana are double the national average.The country is at closed to eight- percent per 100-thousand and Louisiana is close to 16 percent.
According to the report… Louisiana is number two in the country for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea.
STDs are not normally part of an annual exam with most providers. STDs are easily treated with antibiotics but if providers are not aware of risk factors, the STD goes untreated and transmitted to others. Talk to your provider or clinic, get tested, and get treated. The Philadelphia Center remains committed to ending the HIV pandemic and testing and treating STDs within the hardest hit communities of Gay, Bisexual, and Trans gendered people in NW Louisiana.
If you are looking to get tested you can go to the Philadelphia center for testing Monday – Thursday 9 A.M.-4 P.M. with no appointment you can get free HIV testing.
Every second and fourth Thursday of the month, a wellness clinic is available for the LGBTQ community.