Hartford County, where Avon lies, recorded 104 cases of new HIV infections in 2013. The number of cases decreased in 2014 to 73 and later increased to 90 in 2015. The surveillance report shows that the disease was more rampant in males than in females.
Avon town reported one gonorrhea case at an occurring rate of 7.3 in 2013. The digit reduced in 2014 as the town had no newly reported infection. In 2015, the count increased to two cases at a prevalence rate of 11.0.
The surveillance report indicates that Avon town recorded seven cases of chlamydia at a prevalence rate of 51.0 in 2013. The number of new infections drastically increased to 25 at a prevalence rate of 136.0 in 2014. There was a further increase in 2015 as the statistics show 26 reported cases at a prevalence rate of 138.0.
The Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Control Program in Hartford county is committed to reducing HIV and STD prevalence through community outreach, surveillance, sexual health education, STD preventive therapy, and case management.
Planned Parenthood – West Hartford Health Center, Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective, Inc., and AIDS Connecticut are some medical facilities that offer STD screening and treatment services near Avon.
Individuals of a specific group such as those who identify as LGBTQ may qualify for free STD testing services. However, you may experience long wait hours, doctors might not be available on site or on phone, and people might know why you are at the medical center.