What are the STI test options in Ellicott City,MD?
Like many counties across the country, Howard County, including Ellicott City, MD, has seen a steady increase in STD rates, including chlamydia and gonorrhea, in recent years.
In fact, the latest reports show that chlamydia rates in Howard County rose from 1,136 reported cases in 2017 to 1,170 reported cases in 2018. In addition, gonorrhea rates also increased from 235 reported cases in 2017 to 256 reported cases in 2018.
The county also reported 75 cases of syphilis (all stages) for 2018.
People of all ages are affected by STDs, but according to the Maryland Department of Health, the majority of reported STD cases in the state involved those under the age of 29.
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) records show that the number of new HIV cases declined from 2016 to 2017, with the number of reported HIV cases falling from 28 cases in 2016 to 19 cases in 2017.
Although Ellicott City, MD is the county seat of Howard County, the majority of health care facilities are in Columbia. Some of these centers, such as the Columbia Health Center, Chase Brexton Health Services, and Howard County Health Department may offer HIV and STD testing. There are also numerous private health centers and doctor offices in Ellicott City, MD that might offer STD testing. Many of these facilities are located near Columbia Pike or Baltimore National Pike.
You can also travel 20 minutes east into Baltimore where you will find several other clinics that might offer STD or HIV testing, including Baltimore City Health Department – Druid STD Clinic, Eastern STD Clinic, and Planned Parenthood – Baltimore City.
Several medical centers may advertise free STD testing, but these clinics often have income requirements. In addition, a doctor may not be on site, which means you might have to go to a second location for aftercare services.
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