Cases of STDs have been rampant in Fairfield, CT over the past decade. A 2010 survey by the Connecticut Department of Public Health showed that syphilis rates had spiked. However, chlamydia and gonorrhea incidences have slightly plummeted within the same period.
According to the report, 11 new incidences of syphilis were recorded over the first six months of 2010. That rate has almost doubled because, only 13 cases of syphilis were recorded during the entire 2005. In 2009, the rates shot with 23 documented cases of syphilis.
Further, a 2014 release by the CT public health showed that chlamydia was the most prevalent STD with a transmission rate of 365.2 per 100,000 population.
There are several STD prevention programs in Fairfield designed to promote health among HIV infected individuals. For instance, the Pediatric, Youth and Family HIV program may offer care to those infected and affected by HIV.
The Planned Parenthood clinic, located on Main Street, Bridgeport, is another alternative STD care center that might provide STD services for most sexually transmitted diseases. However, screening rates depend on the STD test.
The CT Department of Public Health has partnered with other clinical facility to offer testing services. You may consider visiting the Bridgeport Health Department along E. Main St, the Hartford Health Department on Coventry St, and the Greenwich Health Clinic along Field Point Rd.
There are other alternatives in Fairfield that may provide free STD testing, although you may be limited to only one payment option.