Erlanger is a home rule-class city in Kenton County within the Northern Kentucky Area Development District. Kenton County’s health records showed an uptick in new HIV infections between 2016and 2018, whereby 444 vases were recorded in 2016 and 486 in 2018.
That aside, the incidence rate of Chlamydia in the Northern Kentucky Area Development District ranged between 129.6 and 192.3 cases per 100,000 population in 2007 and 149.39 in every 100,000 individuals in 2008.
Additionally, in 2007, the rate of new Gonorrhea infections lay somewhere between 49.0 and 93.9 in every population of 100,000 people. In contrast, in 2008, local health departments in the district estimated that conditions were between 15.34 and 92.54 per population of 100,000.
Furthermore, the rate of new Syphilis infections in the Northern Kentucky region ranged between 2.0 and 3.7 per 100,000 persons in 2007 and 1.49 to 3.49 per cluster of 100,000 individuals in 2008.
The Northern Kentucky Health Department has been working closely with county-level public health administrators to reduce the rate of HIV/STD transmission. Some of its prevention efforts involve providing access to free condoms for young sexually active persons, increasing the number of HIV/STD testing to facilitate early intervention programs, partner notification services, and providing access to PrEP medications.
You can get tested for HIV/STDs at the Northern Kentucky Health Department, Planned Parenthood – Mt. Auburn Center, Bluegrass Urgent Care, and Doctors’ Urgent Care Office.
Some clinics may offer free STD testing, but they may have inconvenient hours of operation, and you may be referred to another caregiver for prescription medications if you’re positive.