Information released by the Maryland Department of Health in 2017 shows that Dundalk in Baltimore County, MD, has one of the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the state. Among the most popular STDs reported in the region were chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV/AIDS, and syphilis.
19,006 people were living with HIV/AIDs in Baltimore in 2017; 65.7% of them were male while 34.3% of them were female. The year saw the county record 452 HIV diagnoses. 73.2% of these new infections were men, and 26.8% of them were women. During that year, the virus claimed 153 lives.
Chlamydia is among the most widespread sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Dundalk, MD. In 2017, the STD had a rate of 599.0 cases for every 100,000 population in Baltimore. With 246.2 infections per 100,000 people, gonorrhea came second. Most people affected by the STD were those between 15 and 35 years old.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed, in 2017, that gonorrhea had become resistant to most antibiotics, and this contributed to the STD’s high levels. Primary and secondary syphilis had a rate of 12.2 cases per 100,000 people in 2017; making it one of the least common STD among the residents of the city.
The HIV/STD Prevention Program in Baltimore County focuses on efforts to reduce the spread of STDs in the region. It has two clinics that provide STI testing services and treatment.
You may visit the Baltimore City Health Department-Druid STD Clinic and the AHF Wellness Center at 11 E Lexington St Suite, Baltimore to get tested for STDs.
Some health centers in town may offer free STD testing services, but they might not cover all sexually transmitted infections. Furthermore, you might not get your results immediately.