The health department of Cuyahoga County noted an overall increase of HIV/STD infections in Fairview Park, OH. According to the health department reports, HIV cases rose from 109 cases in 2015 to 162 cases in 2020.
STD cases were also predominant in the city and consistently increased over the past years. Gonorrhea infections rose from 3,181 at a rate of 252.3 in 2015 to 4,563 at 365.5 in 2018.
Chlamydia was the pervasive STI in the city. Health department reports indicate Chlamydia cases escalated from 8,979 at a rate of 712.3 in 2014 to 11,056 at a rate of 885.5 in 2018.
Syphilis cases were less compared to other STIs. However, there has been an upward trend from 2014 to 2018. Only 181 persons were identified in 2014, but by the end of 2018, a total of 298 cases at a rate of 23.9. had been reported.
County Health Department of Cuyahoga uses surveillance data to track trends to identify communities facing the highest rates of STD/HIV infections. It builds service capacity to address the community members’ needs, especially those at high risk of contracting the diseases.
Several clinics in Fairview Park, OH, such as Planned Parenthood – Rocky River Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Express Care Clinic, offer HIV/STD services. Other medical centers residents may visit include Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital and Greater Cleveland Fisher House.
Free STD testing may be available during community outreach programs. However, the tests may be offered to individuals of a particular age group, and doctor consultation might be an extra charge.