Mahoning County, OH residents experienced high rates of chlamydia and syphilis infections in 2017. A total of 19 syphilis cases were reported, this number doubled in size the following year, that had seen 41 total cases of syphilis.
Rates of chlamydia infections reached 543.1, a total of 1,248 cases in 2017 as well. There had been 1,109 infections amongst Mahoning county residents the year before. A significant increase in such infections since the year prior.
Congenital syphilis cases however have been unheard of in the area, as there have been zero cases found between 2014 and 2018.
” In 2013 Mahoning County, OH, was one of the only shale counties that exceeded that state-wide gonorrhea rate. Only two other shale counties passed the state-wide gonorrhea rate alongside Mahoning County”
You can find STD testing nearby in Youngstown, OH, there is a planned parenthood that may offer such services. Located east on Midlothian Boulevard.
Another option to consider may be the Youngstown Health District, where you can find more resources and support. You”ll find it west on Front Street.
There is also an HIV testing center nearby in Youngstown, the Comphrensive Care Center on Oak Hill Avenue.
If you are considering free STD testing, plan ahead, as you will likely be subject to long wait times. You also may have access to testing, but other STD related services may not be offered. These could be services such as a doctor consultation,treatment,follow-ups as well as additional testing.