While STDs tend to be classified as a trivial area of medicine, if they are left untreated they can lead to major public health concerns. AIDS was, of course, one of the most incredibly damaging epidemics of the 20th century and remains dangerous today. Other diseases, if left untreated, can cause infertility and even cancer in the long term. Therefore, STDs should be taken more seriously by public health planners.
In my opinion it is necessary to provide STD treatments to everyone while promoting methods of prevention. Closing of local health clinics have a large impact on the rate of increases of STDs. In many cases so many people have no other means of which to seek STD treatment in the U.S.
Local health clinics are one of the best ways for people to get treated for STDs. Not everyone can afford to go to an expensive doctor or even afford health insurance. That is why health clinics are so vital. Besides that, health clinics can provide information to help the prevention of STDs. If a health clinic closes, then there are other ways to find information on the prevention of STDs. One of these is the internet. Everyone should have free access to information or care about the prevention and/or treatment of STDs.
Yes, more should be done to make treatment and prevention available to everyone, particularly through local health clinics. While STDs can be found among all populations, they are more prevalent among those in lower-income areas where individuals may not be able to reach health care as easily. That's the purpose of local health clinics.