County health reports indicate that the rate of HIV/STD infections in East Cleveland City in Cuyahoga County is far from slowing down. For instance, in 2012, a total of 121 new HIV cases were identified in the county. The infections were prevalent among men, and cases were common among persons who inject drugs.
The cases of Chlamydia have been high across the county. Between 2014 and 2018, reports indicated 7,403 cases at a prevalence rate of 1,920.2 per 100,000 population.
Gonorrhea cases were moderate compared to Chlamydia infections. In 2017, there were 3,385 new reported cases.
However, the number of Syphilis cases fluctuated between 2013 and 2017 at a prevalence rate of 52.9 per 100,000 population. By the end of 2017, there were 204 identified infections.
The Cuyahoga County Health Department has developed STD and HIV social marketing and education campaigns in East Cleveland through digital print and social platforms to reach both PLWHA and individuals at risk of contracting infections. It also partners with a community organization to distribute free condoms throughout the county.
East Cleveland residents can have their sexual health checked at either Planned Parenthood- Old Brooklyn Health Center by booking an appointment or at Cleveland Clinic Express Care walk-in clinic. Other facilities within the city where you can have your sexual health checked include East Cleveland Primary Care Hospital and University Hospital.
Most sexual health clinics with walk-in options might offer Free STD Testing. However, results might not be immediate, and doctors might not be available on-site or via the phone.