What are the STI test options in Amherst,MA?
Situated in Hampshire County, and with a population of 37819 according to 2010 census, Amherst has the highest population in Hampshire County. STI rates have been on the increase in Amherst with young people being the most affected. In 2011 66% of all people diagnosed with an STI in Hampshire County, were people aged between 15 and 24 years. Among those, are men who have sex with other men and certain minority ethnic groups.
Chlamydia is the most common STD in Hampshire and Amherst as well. In 2016, 362 people were diagnosed with Chlamydia at a rate of 224.4 per 100000. In the same year Gonorrhea cases accounted for 73 cases at a rate of 45.3 per 100000. Primary and secondary Syphilis recorded 9 cases at a rate of 5.6 per 100000.
“The most common STDs are treatable through antibiotics. However, the biggest challenge is that most of this cases are undiagnosed which can lead to infertility.” Kevin Cranston health department’s assistant commissioner and director of the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences
Amherst, Ma has a variety of public STD testing facilities, some of which may offer free STD testing. Long wait times and the fact that results might not be immediate are some of the disadvantages of public STD testing facilities.
You can visit Tapestry Health which offers Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Herpes and Syphilis tests though you might need an appointment for this. You can also visit Holyoke Health Centre which offers walk-ins for HIV testing as well as free STD testing upon meeting some income and risk assessment.
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