What are the STI test options in Baltimore,MD?
Of the three most commonly reported STDs – gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis – there were a total of 44,967 reported cases in 2017, which shows an increase of 10.5% from the prior year.
Reported gonorrhea cases increased by 15%, chlamydia cases increased by 9%, and syphilis cases (a disease that was almost non-existent) increased by 12.3% from 2016 to 2017.
HIV cases, though did decreased from 279 in 2016 to 231 in 2017, indicating at least one potentially positive factor for sexual health in the city of Baltimore.
Factors like unprotected sex, lack of sex education, and the opioid epidemic are all seen as contributing factors to the rise in sexually transmitted diseases; however, the city is working to combat these issues with resources like mobile counseling and testing services.
Because every year STD rates are increasing it’s important to stay safe with regular screenings. Locate a public or private STD testing center near you, such as the Maryland General Hospital on Linden Avenue or the GLBT Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland on Cathedral Street.
If you are searching for free STD testing there are options, a complete guide can be found at the GLBT Community Center or by checking the local health department’s webpage.
Low Cost or Free STD Testing Clinics Near
Planned Parenthood STD Test Locations Near
City or County Department Sexual Health Clinics Near Baltimore,MD
Urgent Care Clinics that May Offer STI Testing Services Near
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