The town of Cumberland, Rhode Island is the northernmost community in Providence County. It is bordered on the north and west sides by the Massachusetts state line and is currently in the middle of a drastic upswing in STD and HIV prevalence rates.
As a matter of fact, while its rates are growing more slowly than those of the state as a whole, the state has lower numbers overall. The STD prevalence rate in Cumberland grew by 2.7% during the period from 2014 to 2018 while the state rate grew by 10.2% during that time.
The HIV prevalence rates of Rhode Island and Cumberland also grew during that five year period. Those of the town climbed by 10.9% while Rhode Island’s grew by 14%.
Cumberland continues to exceed the state’s STD and HIV prevalence rates. The numbers of infected grow almost daily.
Those who live in the Cumberland area and want to get STD or HIV screening can visit one of several locations. These include the CVS MinuteClinics that are found on East Washington Street in nearby North Attleboro, MA and on Cass Avenue in Woonsocket, RI.
There is also the Blackstone Valley Community Health Care Central Falls Medical Office on Chesnut Street in Central Falls, RI which might offer these tests. Furthermore, Planned Parenthood operates the Providence Health Center on Broad Street just 11 miles from Cumberland.
Some clinics and health centers offer free STD testing. These services may not accept appointments or walk-ins and may charge extra to consult with the doctor. Make sure you known what is included first.