St. Louis Holds Top Spot For STD Rates
Known for its tourist attractions- city museums, restaurants, the Arch and of course Cardinal baseball, St. Louis now holds one ranking that is perhaps the least attractive to tourists and residents alike. That’s right, coming in at #1 in the United States, St. Louis, MO is the top city for sexually transmitted disease.
According to statistics, St. Louis is number 1 in the US for Chlamydia and number 2 for gonorrhea. It holds the number 5 spot for STD infections HIV and syphilis. Of course numbers will be higher as the rankings are based on diagnosed, reported cases and many people with no symptoms go undiagnosed and untreated.
When not holding the number 1 spot, St. Louis has remained within the Top 5 cities in the US with highest STD rates.
With stats as high as these, it is even more important for sexually active individuals to be tested and screened for STD’s regularly. With technology, it is even easier to keep testing safe and confidential. Purchase online and take your order to any lab in your area- simple as that! For your convenience, here are some labs located in the St. Louis area.
Thrive St. Louis
4331 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis Effort for AIDS
1027 S Vandeventer Ave #700
St. Louis County Health Dept.
4000 Jennings Station Rd
St. Louis City Health Dept.
1520 Market St #4050
4169 Laclede Ave
The Spot– Supporting positive opportunities with teens
4169 Laclede Ave. St. Louis, MO 63108
Hours: Mon-Thurs. 1-5pm
Planned Parenthood locations
South Grand Health Center
3401 S Grand Blvd
Central West End Health Center
4251 Forest Park Ave
**For more locations and hours, call or visit plannedparenthood.org.