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Clinton Health Center
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Infectious Diseases Specialty Practice
Fayettesville Health Center
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.
The City of Fayetteville is the seat of Cumberland County, where chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are the three most reported STDs. Cumberland County saw chlamydia and gonorrhea diagnoses increase in 2019, but syphilis results varied by stage of infection.
Statewide, chlamydia infections were twice as prevalent in women as men in 2019. Chlamydia diagnoses among women increased 20% between 2015 and 2019, while diagnoses among men rose 61%. Overall, adolescents aged 15 to 19 made up more than 83% of the people diagnosed with chlamydia in 2019 in North Carolina. Cumberland County’s chlamydia cases only accounted for about 6% of the state’s total, but its infection rate equaled more than 1% out of every 100,000 residents. This has been the norm since 2016 as the number of cases increased each year, including a jump of nearly 11% in 2019.
Gonorrhea diagnoses in North Carolina were only slightly higher among men than women in 2019. Male cases comprised about 52.5% of the state’s total, and female cases just over 47%. However, gonorrhea infections continue to climb faster in men than women. While diagnoses among women increased 47% between 2015 and 2019, cases among men rose 66%. Adolescents aged 15 to 19 accounted for 69% of those recorded as having gonorrhea in 2019 statewide. In Cumberland County, a slight dip of less than 0.25% in 2018 was followed by a surge of more than 19% in 2019. This marked the largest increase since the 23% uptick in cases that occurred in 2016.
Syphilis infections are more common in men than women in North Carolina. In 2019, statewide primary syphilis diagnoses were 7.5 times more prevalent in men, and secondary syphilis and early latent syphilis cases were both about 4.5 times more prevalent in men. Cumberland County ranked fourth statewide for its average infection rate of early syphilis between 2017 and 2019. Early syphilis includes primary, secondary, and early latent syphilis cases combined. The county’s reported early syphilis diagnoses in 2019 comprised more than 5% of the state’s total.
Some STDs can cause serious health problems if you don’t treat or manage them. Having an STD makes you more likely to get other STDs like HIV. By learning your STD status, you can prevent giving it to other people and safeguard your health through prompt treatment. Make an appointment at one of the many free or low-cost STD testing facilities located throughout Fayetteville.
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 available in Fayetteville 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:
Cumberland County Health Department’s STD clinic offers screening, treatment, and counseling for HIV/STDs to anyone. You can get free HIV/AIDS testing and counseling and free testing and treatment for syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and other STDs. All STD services are confidential and available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the second and fourth Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. It’s strongly encouraged that you make an appointment. However, you can walk in to be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
1235 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Community Health Interventions provides patient-centered, integrated medical care to residents of Cumberland and the surrounding counties. You must make an appointment to receive conventional or rapid HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis C screenings through its on-site lab services. The clinic also provides low-cost STD treatment. It accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans. You can also receive free transportation to get STD services. The clinic operates Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
2409 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28304
Planned Parenthood’s Fayetteville Health Center operates Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays from noon to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The health center offers a limited number of same-day appointments if you need to be seen quickly for gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, and herpes testing and treatment, or HIV testing only. The clinic provides services in English and Spanish. It accepts most insurance, including TRICARE and Medicaid, and offers an online payment option.
4551 Yadkin Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
ID Care specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. You can get free testing for HIV, hepatitis B and C, chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, genital warts, syphilis, and many other STDs. It also provides low-cost treatment, has PrEP and PEP clinics, and dispenses HPV and hepatitis A and B vaccines. If you don’t have insurance or Medicaid to cover your services, you may qualify for a sliding fee scale. This clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1319 Avon Street
Fayetteville, NC 28304
Goshen’s Cape Fear Health Center provides low-cost STD services and has a sliding fee scale discount if you meet its eligibility guidelines. It also accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance plans. You must make an appointment to receive syphilis, herpes, gonorrhea, and chlamydia testing. The health center operates Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. but closes daily for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.
3613 Cape Center Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28304