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The three most prevalent STDs in Douglas County, which includes Omaha, are chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. As in much of the nation, STDs continued to rise throughout the county, but only chlamydia and syphilis were up in 2019, with primary and secondary syphilis cases more than doubling since 2018. On the plus side, Douglas County saw gonorrhea infections fall in 2019.
Unlike much of the nation, Nebraska’s chlamydia cases dropped to 8,026 in 2018 from 8,595 in 2017. This was also a decrease from 2016, in which cases totaled 8,197. However, based on the 2019 numbers for Douglas County, this decrease may be short-lived. According to the 2019 STDs in Douglas County report, chlamydia cases were once again on the rise, with 3,965 infections reported with a rate of 694 per 100,000 people in 2019. The number of cases was up from the 3,795 documented in 2018, but the rate of infection actually decreased to 669.5 per 100,000 people. The age group most impacted in 2019 were 20-to-24-year-olds, who accounted for 1348, or 34%, of the total chlamydia infections in Douglas County.
While gonorrhea cases in Nebraska rose from 2,653 in 2017 to 2,696 in 2018, the state could see a decline in 2019. According to the 2019 report, Douglas County saw a decrease in gonorrhea cases, dropping from 1,669 in 2018 to 1,597 in 2019. However, the rate of infection for gonorrhea didn’t drop, with the 669.5 per 100,000 people infected in 2018 rising to 694 per 100,000 in 2019. Like chlamydia, the age group with the highest incidence of infection was the 20 to 24 group, who accounted for 25.7% of the total gonorrhea cases in Douglas County, or 411 of the 1,597 cases reported in 2019.
Nebraska had 219 cases of syphilis at all stages in 2019, for a rate of 11.4 per 100,000 people, up from 118 in 2017. Of these, 119 were primary and secondary infections, which was a much larger number than the 43 cases documented in 2017. It was also the highest number of syphilis cases reported over the past five years. Within Douglas County, incidences of primary and secondary syphilis saw a significant rise during this same period, with 52 cases in 2018 compared to 13 in 2017. Reported cases in 2019 rose again, hitting 59 for the year, making it the highest number of cases reported over the last 15 years.
Many more cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis may go unreported and undiagnosed because individuals fail to get tested. Only testing will tell you for sure whether you have an STD. It’s important to get diagnosed as soon as possible to avoid infecting other people and reduce the risk of long-term health issues. Even STDs with no symptoms can leave you more susceptible to HIV or fertility issues.
The Douglas County Midtown Campus provides an STD clinic with comprehensive STD services offered through same-day appointments only for individuals aged 13 and older. This includes testing and treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, and walk-in testing and referrals for HIV. It also offers trichomonas testing for females, confidential counseling, expedited partner therapy, free condom distribution, and free HPV vaccines for patients up to age 26. There’s no charge for any services for patients up to age 24, and only a $15 charge for older individuals. Clinic hours vary, so confirm availability when calling for an appointment.
1111 South 41st Street, Suite 210
Omaha, NE 68105
Nebraska AIDS Project offers free HIV testing to everyone and free STD testing for individuals under the age of 24, with a $10 fee for older individuals. HIV testing can be confidential or anonymous and includes counseling and same-day results. Urine tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea testing don’t have a same-day results option. An HIV test is required prior to any other STD testing, and anyone aged 13 or older may be tested. It also offers HIV Testing To-Go, a self-testing kit that will be mailed to individuals at no cost. Appointments and walk-ins are accepted.
250 South 77th Street, Suite A
Omaha, NE 68114
North Omaha Area Health, or NOAH, offers anonymous HIV and STD testing, with online booking available for STD testing only. It offers individualized payment plans and medical services provided at reduced rates or no cost based on an individual’s ability to pay, but no one will be denied service. Clinic hours are Mondays and Fridays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
5620 Ames Avenue
Omaha NE, 68104
Planned Parenthood operates out of the Northwest Health Center. It offers testing and treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, genital warts, trichomoniasis, and bacterial vaginosis, as well as testing and diagnosis only for HIV. STD prevention services are also provided, including condoms, internal condoms, dental dams, hepatitis B vaccines, vaccination education, and STD and safer sex education. Uninsured individuals may qualify for a lower fee scale or state-funded program. All services are available by appointment, or as a walk-in, and the center is open Monday through Saturday.
3105 North 93rd Street
Omaha, NE 68134
OneWorld Community Health Centers provides STD testing and treatment at several clinics in and around the Omaha area, and clinicians are available to offer counsel about STD prevention. Individuals with positive HIV tests are given a referral for treatment. The center accepts most forms of payment, including Medicaid and Medicare, and offers a sliding fee scale based on income.
4229 North 90th Street
Omaha, NE 68134
Multiple Omaha locations
Essential Pregnancy Services provides free STD testing services at the Maple Village Center to all females, regardless of whether they’re pregnant. It tests and treats for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Male partners of females who test positive for an STD may also receive testing and treatment at no cost. All other men requesting STD testing are referred to other community clinics that provide this service. The center is open Monday through Friday, with varied office hours.
3029 North 93rd Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68134