Brookline, MA, residents have been dealing with various health problems over the years, among them being sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) like HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, Hepatitis B&C and chlamydia.
According to the Integrated HIV/AIDS, STD, and Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Report, released by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) in 2016, chlamydia is the most popular STD among the residents of Massachusetts. Annually, around 24,000 to 26,000 cases of the infection have been reported since 2012.
The National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention in Massachusetts revealed, in 2013, that chlamydia symptoms in men are incredibly rare to detect. Additionally, the number of gonorrhea infections in them has doubled within the last decade.
The Integrated HIV/AIDS, STD, and Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Report also showed that cases of syphilis increased by 30% in 2016; affecting more men than women. Young adults aged between 15-29 years old in Massachusetts recorded the highest rates of STDs.
The Planned Parenthood – Greater Boston Health Center provides testing services for sexually transmitted diseases to Brookline, MA, residents. You can also consider going to the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts.
The AFC Urgent Care Watertown at 376 Arsenal St, One Medical, situated near the Boston Public Library, and the Fenway: South End medical clinic also offer STD tests.
Some of the health centers in Brookline, MA may offer free STD services, but you might need to meet some specific requirements, which varies from one clinic to another.