Cheshire, CT, is one of the towns in New Haven County where sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have been reported. Chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and syphilis are more common in the region than other STDs.
The 2017 yearly Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report indicated that sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were more prevalent in New Haven County that in most other counties in the state in 2016. The county recorded 1,125 and 260 chlamydia and gonorrhoea cases, respectively.
There was a decrease from the 3,859 chlamydia and 689 gonorrhoea infections that were reported in 2014 in New Haven County, according to an STD report in Connecticut in 2014. The rates of chlamydia and gonorrhoea that year were 448 and 80 cases per 100,000 residents respectively.
Additionally, the Connecticut 2014 STD report revealed that syphilis was also recorded in New Haven County in 2014. The STD had 35 cases, with a rate of four infections per 100,000 people.
New Haven Health Department has been prioritizing its fight against STIs because it wishes to minimize the number of STD-affected residents. It offers quality STD testing and counseling services. It also helps infected individuals to access treatment.
The Planned Parenthood – New Haven Health Center also provides STI/HIV tests to people living within Cheshire. Other options you may visit include the AIDS Connecticut in Hartford and the Waterbury Health Department.
Sometimes, a few nearby clinics may offer low-cost or free STD testing. Unfortunately, your income may determine if you are eligible for the services. Furthermore, the STI tests might be inconclusive.