The number of HIV cases in Greene County, home to Fairborn city, rose slightly from 108 at a rate of 80 in 2013 to 154 infections at a rate of 110 in 2018.
Chlamydia continues to be the most commonly reported infectious disease with 560 infections at a rate of 340.1 reported in 2014. By 2018, the number had increased to 753 at a rate of 451.0 per 100,000 persons.
Gonorrhea infections soared from just 85 infections at a rate of 51.6 in 2014 to 215 infections at a rate of 128.9 in 2018. Gonorrhea infections were predominant in the male population more so the young adults aged 20 to 25 years.
There were few residents in Fairborn city infected with Syphilis infections. Only 5 cases at a rate of 3.0 were reported in 2014, and in 2018, there were 19 infections at a rate of 11.4 per 100,000 persons.
In an effort to the address the STD/HIV infections, the Greene County Department of Health in partnership with the community stakeholders are working together to provide the community with opportunities like access to counseling services, referral services, follow-ups, and prompt appointments.
Fairborn Medical Center and Patriot Ridge Community are some of the health care facilities in Fairborn city where residents may access STD/HIV services. However, they may also consider Doctors’ Urgent Care Office or the Planned Parenthood – Dayton Health Center as well.
Free STD testing may be available in some health care facilities, but you might have to secure an appointment since walk-in services may not always be provided. You might also have to pay for doctor consultation in some instances.