Chillum, in Prince George’s County, is part of one of the most populous areas in Maryland, making it susceptible to all the cons that come with a large population such as an elevated rate of sexually transmitted disease compared to other MD counties.
The number of cases of chlamydia in Prince George’s County in 2018 was 8,013, a rate of 877.9 cases per 100,000 people and the highest in MD. Likewise, 2,020 cases of chlamydia put Prince George’s County at the top of the list when it comes to the number of newly diagnosed cases in 2018.
Additionally, primary and secondary syphilis cases are prominent in Prince George’s County, with 158 cases diagnosed in 2018, a rate of 16.8 cases per 100,000 population.
Prince George’s County Health and Human Services department offers a variety of essential STD initiatives and support facilities to help curb the high levels of STDs and HIV. Vital services include free condom dispensaries, the HIV/Aids Program (HAP), and PreP.
As part of the HAP program, Prince George County’s Health Department provides access to a number of essential clinics, including a Women’s Clinic and a Routine and Advanced HIV Disease Clinic.
Moreover, there are plenty of health centers that provide appropriate screening tests and treatment. Some of the available facilities include the Prince George’s Hospital Center on Hospital Drive in Cheverly, La Clinica Del Pueblo in Hyattsville, and the Glenridge Medical Center on Annapolis Road.
Furthermore, some facilities might offer free STD testing, but bookable appointments might not be an option, and wait times can be inconvenient.