Over the years, Strafford County STD statistics have manifested an elevation in new cases recorded. In 2017, 13-year-olds and above who had been diagnosed with HIV were 93 at a prevalence rate of 86 per 100,000 population, which increased significantly to 107 cases in 2018 at a rate of 98 per 100,000 population.
In 2018, Chlamydia was leading in comparison to other STDs in terms of the number of new cases recorded which were 486 at a rate of 377.9. Gonorrhea came in second with 68 cases at a rate of 52.9, while Syphilis came third with 18 new infections recorded.
There was an increase in Gonorrhea and Syphilis cases between 2017 and 2018, with new Gonorrhea cases reported being 41 in 2017 and 68 in 2018 while Syphilis cases hiked from 10 in 2017 to 18 in 2018.
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services aims to reduce the occurrences of new STD infections through programs such as the Ryan White Program that avails quality medication and case management services to PLWHA.
Some facilities based in Dover City, NH, may offer free STD testing. Some of the health centers include Planned Parenthood – Manchester Health Center of Manchester, Options, and Goodwin Community Health. You may also receive STD screening at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and Lovering Health Center.
Medical facilities that offer free testing services may have some limitations, including the unavailability of prescriptions after receiving a positive diagnosis, and scheduling an appointment may not be an option.