Ashland, KY is a home-rule city in Boyd County, for which there are some figures although generally numbers of HIV cases have been suppressed.
In 2012, the University of Kentucky did collate some figures, counting the prevalence of HIV cases as 110 for every 100,000 of the population. This data was also collected for chlamydia prevalence and the university found it affected 305 per 100,000 in Boyd County. These figures were below statewide rates of 140 and 377 respectively.
More recent data from 2017 indicates 128 cases of chlamydia, which is 266.8 per 100,000 of the population, also indicating there has been a decline in people contracting the disease. The same data shows 2 cases found of syphilis in 2017, affecting 4.2 per 100,000 of the population in the county, and 31 cases of gonorrhea affecting 64.6 per 100,000 of Boyd’s population.
“STDs can be caught by anyone, by all ethnicities and genders equally. Millions of people contract one or more of the diseases every year.”
Ashland-Boyd County Health Department can offer STD testing for those living in Ashland, KY. Greenup County Health Department is also accessible 12 miles away.
You can also get tested at King’s Daughters Urgent Care, Bellefonte Primary Care or Ironton Urgent Care.
Free STD testing is sometimes available, this can depend on income status, insurance coverage and it can also depend on the type of STD you wish to be tested for. The availability of appointments may also be erratic.