Ashland, MA, a town in Middlesex County had 3,482 infections at a rate of 262 in 2017, which steadily rose to 3,657 at a rate of 271 in 2018.
According to the Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, Ashland, MA, had 11 Chlamydia incidences in 2017 among teenagers. The infections later decreased to 9 in 2018.
There were 16 new Chlamydia infections reported among individuals aged 20 to 24 years in 2017 that went up to 24 in 2018.
The health department also reported five Gonorrhea incidences among teenagers aged 15 to 19 years in 2018. This was a slight increase from the previous zero infections reported in 2017.
Gonorrhea cases for the youth between 20 to 24 years were less than five both in 2017 and 2018.
Middlesex County Health Department strives to reduce and prevent STDs and HIV infections by providing testing services, female and male condoms, HIV prevention education, and STD treatment. The county’s health services office also allows for vaccines for Human Papillomavirus and Hepatitis A and B to reduce the escalating STD infections.
If you want to know your sexual status or health, Ashland, MA, has several health centers and facilities that may offer free STD testing. You can access the health clinics at any time, but bookable appointments might not be an option, and opening and closing hours may vary.
You can consider some health centers for sexual health services, including Planned Parenthood- Marlborough Health Center and CareWell Urgent Care Framingham. Other facilities near the town include MetroWest Medical Center and Boston Medical Center.