An analysis of STD statistics collected in the past years show fluctuations in STD instances in Marion County. The county had 28 newly registered HIV cases with a prevalence rate of 58 per 100,000 people in 2017, and the number reduced to 15 cases at a prevalence rate of 31 per 100,000 populations in 2018.
The number of newly diagnosed Chlamydia persons increased from 180 at a rate of 316.5 per 100,000 individuals in 2017 to 189 at a rate of 332.7 in 2018. The health department noted that Chlamydia infection rates were higher when compared to that of HIV.
Marion County Health Department implements programs that aim at combating the spread of STDs within the county. The AIDS Drug Assistance program funds multiple public health centers so that PLWHA may receive free or low-priced medication.
The West Virginia Insurance Continuation Program aids in paying insurance premiums of persons who can’t afford to cater to medical insurance premium rates.
The Ryan White Program also funds county hospitals in an effort to support PLWHA by offering free transportation, housing, and food assistance.
Marion County Health Department, Milan Puskar Health Right, and Grafton-Taylor County Health Department are some medical centers where Fairmont, WV, residents may receive STD services. Other such facilities include the Clay-Battelle Health Services Association and Planned Parenthood – Vienna Health Center of Vienna.
You may receive free STD testing in some clinics but physicians may offer services during inconvenient hours, and you may have to wait for long periods to receive medical care.