The number of individuals living with HIV in Fairland, Montgomery County, was 3,908 at a prevalence rate of 462 per 100,000 individuals in 2017.
There were 4,029 Chlamydia cases in 2017 which was 17.5 percent higher compared to the previous year. Two-thirds of these cases were women.
As for Gonorrhea, there were 726 cases in 2017, and 70 percent were men. There was a 29 percent increase in infections compared to the previous year.
There were fewer cases of Syphilis than the other STDs. Only 50 cases of primary Syphilis and secondary Syphilis were reported in 2017. However, this made it a 50 percent increase from 2016.
The Maryland Health Department has come up with the Center for Sexually Transmitted Infections Prevention (CSTIP) to help eradicate the spread of STDs. The mission of this center is to help improve both sexual and reproductive health in both males and females. Montgomery County has also started an initiative of giving free condoms to high school students to reduce the spread of STDs.
There are several medical facilities in Fairland where you may access STD testing. Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington DC(Gaithersburg Center), the Department of Health and Human Services, and Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services are options you may consider.
Although free STD testing may not be available in all medical facilities. find some that offer the services. However, you may have to wait over a period of time, perhaps 1 to 2 weeks before receiving some STD results. Some facilities may also have stringent eligibility requirements.