Boardman, a suburb immediately south of Youngstown, is a small township in Mahoning County, OH. Despite being a comparatively small township, STDs are on the rise in Boardman and across Mahoning County. Cases of reported STDs have risen from a rate of 416 cases per 100,000 residents in 2013 to 522 cases in 2016.
Chlamydia incidence is a measure of poor health status in Mahoning County as it indicates the prevalence of unsafe sex practices. In 2013, an average of 281.30 cases was reported in Mahoning County. By 2017, total reported cases of chlamydia in Mahoning County, excluding Youngstown, was 495. In 2019, an average of 39.4 cases of chlamydia has been reported per month.
The Mahoning County District Board of Health, in conjunction with Summit County Public Health Department, provides testing, prevention, and treatment services to residents of Boardman. They aim to make HIV/STD testing routine for all residents aged between 13 and 64, to curb the increase of STDs in recent years.
Furthermore, there are several public medical facilities that offer STD tests, including Planned Parenthood clinics such as the one located on Midlothian Blvd in Youngstown and the MinuteClinic on Market St in Boardman. There are also dedicated AIDS/HIV treatment clinics near Boardman that may offer both testing and treatment services.
It might be possible to get low-cost or free STD testing at some clinics in Boardman. However, to take advantage of free testing, you might have to queue for long periods or visit clinics at inconvenient hours.