Montgomery STD rates have grown dramatically, especially amongst young people. An increase of 17.5% for Chlamydia rates was experienced. The number of people with the disease in the county stood at 4,029 with women being the most affected.
Gonorrhea cases also increased from 515 cases in 2016 to 726 cases in 2017, which is an increase of 29%. Unlike Chlamydia cases, men were the most affected by Gonorrhea.
The number of Syphilis cases, both primary and secondary Syphilis, in the county increased to 50 cases from 25 cases in 2016, which represents a 25% increase.
In 2017, the number of HIV cases recorded in the county was 3,253 with 164 new cases reported in that year. 62.2% of the incidences recorded were male. 61.7% of the people living with HIV in the county were black people while only 15.6% were whites.
Montgomery County took a significant step to provide condoms to high school students in order to reduce STDs among the young people. This was alongside other STD prevention programs such as awareness campaigns.
You can get testing services and treatment of STDs from several clinics around Aspen Hill. Holy Cross Hospital Health Clinic located along Connecticut Avenue Suite offers standard services and is open to all residents.
You can also check out Mobile medical Care (St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church) located in Aspen Hill Road
You can be lucky to get free STD testing services in some of the facilities, depending on your income and welfare eligibility.