Connecticut Department of Health data shows that the number of HIV cases in Brookfield, CT, summed up to 66 in 2018. 74.2 percent were male, whereas females accounted for only 25.8 percent.
The positively affected race was whites, with 69.7 percent, followed by the Latinos at 18. 2 percent while African Americans were only 12.1 percent.
Other STDs like Chlamydia reported a rate of 107 per 100,000 people in 2014 and increased to a rate of 114 in 2015. The infections were more prevalent among the female population aged 20 to 24 years.
Gonorrhea decreased from 18 per 100,000 people to 12, while Syphilis reported an increase from 0 per 100,000 population in 2014 to 6 in 2015.
To eradicate HIV/STD infections, The Fairfield Department of Health utilizes mobile testing unit(s) to reach residents in remote areas who have less access to testing and treatment centers. Its public health officials also work with Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) to identify persons in need of HIV/STD treatment or have tested positive for HIV to ensure they receive treatment.
Brookfield, CT, has several health centers and clinics, such as Planned Parenthood – Bridgeport Health Center and AFC Urgent Care Danbury that provide screening for Hepatitis B & C,Chlamydia, Syphilis,and HIV testing. Other facilities include Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital
Residents in Brookfield, CT, may receive free STD testing from some of the clinics. But test results may not be immediate, and walk-in options may not exist.