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Testing for STDs at home is safe, convenient, and private. Performed regularly, it can help you stay healthy and avoid unknowingly transmitting STDs.
You have many options for at-home STD testing. The best at-home STD tests are FDA approved and evaluated for safety and accuracy with fast result turnaround times and support from health care professionals.
At-home STD testing kits should include instructions for collection and test registration, along with materials such as containers and swabs to collect and send your sample to the lab. Most at-home STD tests offer results in about five days through a secure online patient portal.
Scott County’s chlamydia cases rose from 993 in 2017 to 1,006 in 2018, resulting in a slight increase of 13. However, 2019 data indicated a much larger increase of 74 with 1,080 cases reported for that year, translating to a rate of 583 per 100,000 residents. Statewide, there were 16,046 cases in 2019, up from 14,685 in 2018, which translated to a rate of 508 and ranked Iowa 33rd in the nation by rate of infection.
Gonorrhea diagnoses in Scott County also increased in 2018, with 320 cases documented, a difference of 86 from the 234 cases reported in 2017. The county also saw an increase in 2019 gonorrhea cases with 397 recorded, resulting in a rate of 229 per 100,000 residents and marking a difference of 77 compared to the previous year. The state had 5,310 cases in total in 2019, up from 4,839 in 2018, which garnered Iowa a ranking of 30th nationwide.
Scott County saw an increase in syphilis cases in all stages in 2019, despite a drop in primary and secondary syphilis diagnoses. The county had six primary and secondary diagnoses in 2018, which dropped to three in 2019. However, early non-primary, non-secondary cases jumped from five to nine, and syphilis diagnoses of unknown duration or late-stage jumped from eight to 14. Overall, there were 19 cases of syphilis in all stages for 2018, while 26 were reported in 2019, which resulted in an increase in rate per 100,000 from 11 to 15. Statewide, Iowa reported only one case of congenital syphilis in 2019, which was down from three in 2018.
Many people with STDs don’t develop symptoms, or the symptoms may be mild and/or go away. Either way, the STD doesn’t completely disappear until it’s treated. Some STDs only infect sexual and reproductive organs, but others cause general body infections and can be dangerous. Thankfully, most STDs can be treated, but getting tested is the first step. Davenport and the surrounding communities have several resources that provide free or low-cost STD testing, so residents can confirm whether they have an STD and receive treatment.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain one of the most critical public health challenges facing the United States, with approximately 26 million new STD infections occurring every year. Nearly half of these new infections affect young people ages 15 to 24.
Community-based organizations are a vital first line of defense in the fight against STDs and HIV/AIDS in particular. They generate awareness and foster social change while providing access to testing and treatment.
You may not be aware of all the STD resources in Davenport that can help prevent the spread of STDs. Get connected with these community organizations that are leading the fight against STDs and HIV/AIDS with resources and support:
The Scott County Health Department offers free, confidential STD testing to county residents and HIV testing to any Iowa resident, with proof of residency required. A $10 donation is requested but not required. It offers testing and treatment for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, and pubic lice, and testing but not treatment for HIV, genital herpes, warts, and yeast infections. HPV and scabies testing aren’t available. Services are by appointment only on Tuesdays from noon to 3:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
600 West 4th Street, 4th Floor
Davenport, IA 52801
Genesis provides testing and treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, hepatitis B and C, and HIV. It also offers primary care services for HIV patients through Ryan White grants, which can help cover co-pays for office visits, lab work, specialist referrals, individual and partner counseling, and dental visits. Genesis also provides PEP and PrEP for individuals at risk for HIV infection. Services are provided at low-cost fees, and private insurance is accepted. Clinic hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1228 East Rusholme Street
Building 1, Suite 3060
Davenport, IA 52803
The Project of the Quad Cities serves several Illinois and Iowa counties, including Scott County residents. It provides free, confidential testing for gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, bacterial vaginosis, syphilis, hepatitis B and C, and HIV. The Project also provides treatment for gonorrhea, chlamydia, bacterial vaginosis, and trichomoniasis. It has a full-service PrEP clinic, including an on-site lab and pharmacy providing no-cost lab work and medication and free or very low-cost PEP services. Clients must schedule an appointment online or by phone to receive services.
1701 River Drive, Suite 110
Moline, IL 61265
Community Health Care’s Edgerton Clinic provides chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, syphilis, hepatitis B and C, and conventional blood HIV testing. It also offers HPV and hepatitis B vaccines. The Clinic accepts insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare, but also provides a sliding fee scale for uninsured individuals. There are Spanish and Vietnamese translators on staff, and customers can receive live video translations for 20 other languages. Clinic hours are Mondays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1510 East Rusholme Street
Davenport, IA 52803
Multiple Davenport locations
UnityPoint’s Muscatine Public Health clinic offers confidential testing and treatment for chlamydia and gonorrhea. It also provides pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, and free condoms and condom education. Fees are on a sliding scale based on income, with clients potentially qualifying for free services. It also accepts select insurances, Medicaid, and Iowa Family Planning Network benefits. Spanish-speaking staff is available. Clients must call to schedule an appointment during clinic hours, which are Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
1609 Cedar Street
Muscatine, IA 52761