Connecticut has relatively low STD rates for the US, but health officials are worried because they are going up. Gonorrhea went up 37% in the state between 2013 and 2017.
The problem with gonorrhea is that there is only one medicine left that can treat it, and the strain may be becoming resistant to those antibiotics. Syphilis doubled in those years, a surprising development for a disease that was thought to have been all but eradicated in the US.
In 2016, Hartford County had an HIV prevalence rate of 373.4 per 100K people, a bit above Connecticut’s rate of 335.1. (Berlin’s rate was probably lower.) In 2015, Berlin had 27 chlamydia cases, at a rate of 132 per 100K people. The gonorrhea rate was 10. Berlin had no syphilis cases that year.
Berlin doesn’t have many clinics, but there are more options in the surrounding areas. And you may have better luck finding free STD testing if you can get closer to Hartford. Velocity Urgent Care Clinic in Rocky Hill provides STD testing. Women’s Health Care Associates PC also does screening for women.