What are the STI test options in Carney,MD?
The number of people infected with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in Carney, MD, has been surging over the past few years. According to the 2018 STI Annual Report, chlamydia was among the commonly reported sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in 2017 in Baltimore County. That year, the STD had 4,463 infections, with a rate of 536.1 cases per 100,000 residents.
HIV cases have also been reported in Baltimore County. The 2017 County Health Rankings indicated that the county had 3,611 HIV infections in 2013. The STD’s prevalence rate that year was 519.
Information from the 2018 Annual STD Report proved that Baltimore County recorded 103 cases of primary and secondary syphilis, 84 of early latent syphilis and 135 of late syphilis in 2018. Only four cases of congenital syphilis were reported in Baltimore County that year.
An STD prevention program that serves the residents of Carney is the HIV/STD Prevention Program run by the Baltimore City Health Department. It facilitates testing and diagnosis for common STIs like chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea. It also helps infected persons seek treatment.
Residents of Baltimore County can also get STD/HIV tests at the Baltimore County Department of Health or the BCHD Eastern Health District. Another worthwhile option is the Baltimore City Health Department- Druid STD Clinic that also offers the testing services.
On some days, several public clinics may offer low-cost or free STD testing services to residents of Carney MD. The disadvantages of the free tests include the difficulty you may experience before seeing a doctor as hours of availability might not be consistent. Notably, bookable appointments might not be an option in many free STD testing centers. The tests results might also not be immediate.
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- Please contact the individual public clinic to confirm pricing. Test pricing at public clinics many times depend on income and welfare eligibility.